The first graduates of the IT-Aiel program, having successfully completed their training, received certificates
Astana Hub, in collaboration with the National Commission for Women's Affairs and Family and Demographic Policy under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, EPAM, and Techno Woman, is successfully conducting training under the IT-Aiel program. The aim of this program was to train over 2,000 unemployed women from 17 regions of Kazakhstan in information technology professions, enabling them to create their first projects. Today, certificates were awarded to 50 women.
Kanish Tuleushin, First Vice-Minister of Digital Development, Innovations and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan, emphasized the importance of attracting citizens from various fields to learn professions in information technology. "We see the tremendous potential we have. Our potential is fully realized when citizens from different fields make professions in information technology an integral part of their reality. Today, you have taken this step. Tomorrow, following your example, tens of thousands of our compatriots will do the same," the vice minister noted.
To date, 122 participants of the program have completed their training and received electronic certificates. The rest continue their training. 50 women from 10 regions have created their own IT products, such as websites or applications, allowing them to pass the final stage and attend the certificate awarding ceremony.
"When we conceived this project, we couldn't even imagine to what scale and results it would reach. Today, you are the main heroines. You really did what very few can do. You have discovered a new field for yourself. You were not afraid to come into a new, complex, competitive industry. I think if this program becomes annual, you, with your example and your work, will open the way for many more women. This is the first big step towards your success, maybe world recognition, your big earnings, and just to feel better in this constantly changing modern world," noted Alina Abdrakhmanova, Managing Director of Astana Hub, a member of the National Commission for Women's Affairs and Family and Demographic Policy under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Today, five women presented their projects, which significantly contribute to the development of the participants' professional skills and the development of women's entrepreneurship in the country. For instance, Dayana Akhmetbayeva from Aktobe created a service for the social integration of immigrants - Welcome. Diana Saulebayeva created a website that can promote the development of domestic tourism. Samal Kasenova designed a mutual assistance service for families with children - MomSharing. Korkem Kasenova from Atyrau created a website for an aviation training center. Aliya Orazyimbetova prepared a business project on financial, digital, and computer literacy for children and plans to open an interactive training center.
In total, 2,675 unemployed women over 18 years old applied to participate in the IT-Aiel program with the intention to study courses such as No Code School, Freelance School, and basics of computer literacy. The program includes webinars, masterclasses, live broadcasts, Q&A sessions, and much more. The highest number of applications came from Astana and Akmola region (847), Almaty and Almaty region (468), Uralsk and West Kazakhstan region (275), Atyrau and Atyrau region (179), and Aktobe and Aktobe region (120). The average age of the participants was 32 years.
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