2307 women have applied for training in IT specialties under the IT-Aiel program
Today, July 21, a press conference on "Training Kazakhstani Women in IT Professions within the IT-Aiel Program" was held at the Central Communications Service under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The program is initiated by Astana Hub with the support of the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovations, and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in collaboration with the National Commission on Women's and Family-Demographic Policy under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The program participants will start acquiring new IT skills from August 1st in an online format, available in Kazakh and Russian languages. Out of 2307 applications, 668 are from Astana, 371 from Almaty, 63 from Shymkent, and 1205 from other regions of Kazakhstan.
"We are witnessing a wide geographical interest in the program; women from all regions of Kazakhstan are eager to learn IT. The program holds great value for unemployed women, and it has become an important step towards creating equal opportunities and supporting female entrepreneurship in the IT industry. We are delighted by the enthusiasm of Kazakhstani women for professional development and their desire to contribute to our country's information technology industry," noted Alina Abdrakhmanova, Managing Director of Astana Hub.
The average age of the participants is 32 years. Within the program, they will first undergo a course in basic computer literacy, followed by No Code School and Freelance School. The training program includes various formats, such as video lectures, assignments, online webinars, and workshops.
"Kazakhstan is a country with developed GovTech and FinTech sectors, achieving significant results among Central Asian and Eastern European countries in digitization and internet penetration despite its vast territory. Therefore, it is essential to support women's IT entrepreneurship in the digital business, provide digital skills training to enhance financial integration, and facilitate training in enterprise management to boost their confidence and abilities in the digital economy. Encouraging women's participation in the digital economy contributes to stronger economic growth and improved prosperity," highlighted Aziza Shuzheeva, member of the National Commission on Women's and Family-Demographic Policy under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
A key component of the IT-Aiel program is the No Code School, aimed at teaching participants to create IT products quickly and without the need for programming, as well as mastering the fundamental principles of creating startup projects and their proper testing. The program attendees will have access to online lessons providing materials on current no code tools for creating landing pages, websites, mobile applications, chatbots, and marketplaces.
"In support of the freelance economy in Kazakhstan and to increase the share of women freelancers on digital platforms, we have implemented the Freelance School course within the IT-Aiel program. Freelance training will provide women with the opportunity to earn in local and foreign currencies, working remotely and reducing the gender pay gap and unemployment," explained Daulet Beimurzinov, Director of the Educational Programs Office at Astana Hub.
Upon completing the training, all graduates of the IT-Aiel program will receive electronic certificates confirming the successful completion of the courses. Additionally, the 100 most active and talented program participants will be invited to Astana Hub for a solemn certificate award ceremony, where they can share their experiences and ideas and find support and inspiration for further professional development.
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