13:29 07 Aug 2023

Ukrainian government collaborates with EPAM to provide free IT training for veterans

Ukrainian government collaborates with EPAM to provide free IT training for veterans

Veterans and their family members in Ukraine are offered free IT training, Rubryka reports.

What is the problem?

Some of the Ukrainian defenders are already returning home, back to their civilian lives. After sustaining serious injuries, soldiers go through physical and psychological rehabilitation and often struggle to reintegrate into civilian life because they can not return to the activities they were engaged in. 

The Ukrainian government and businesses are constantly looking for ways to support veterans and allow them to adapt to a peaceful life, particularly in the professional direction. Proper education or retraining under modern requirements is one of the important tools of success for them. IT is a field that offers stability and the ability to work in flexible formats.

What is the solution?

In August, the Ministry of Veterans Affairs of Ukraine and the IT company EPAM Ukraine will launch educational initiatives for veterans and their family members. The training will take place in Veteran Development Centers, which were created with the assistance of the ministry in the major cities of Dnipro, Vinnytsia, and Lviv based on leading universities.

Participation in training programs is free and designed to familiarize Ukrainian veterans and their family members with career opportunities in IT and master one of the modern professions as part of the transition from military service to civilian life.

How does it work?

For newbies, EPAM's IT experts will host a series of offline orientation sessions to help answer questions about careers and career opportunities in IT, how the industry is structured, where to start transitioning, and more. The events will take place in Veteran Development Centers and will be held online in September. Participation is open to all interested veterans and their family members. The duration of the introductory meeting is 1.5 hours. Veterans can get more detailed information and register using the link.

For those who want to master the profession of Amazon Web Service (AWS) cloud technology engineer, EPAM experts offer to complete special different-level programs in online format:

AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials is suitable for those who already have general technical knowledge, have an Upper-intermediate English level, and want to learn about AWS's concept, security, and architecture. The program will last four weeks and include 22 hours of classes with an instructor. Successful completion of the program includes the opportunity to complete the AWS Cloud Practitioner certification for free. Veterans can register for the program by following the link.

Architecting on AWS is a more in-depth course built for architects, solution design engineers, and developers seeking to understand AWS architecture. A prerequisite for admission is an AWS Cloud Practitioner certificate and English language proficiency of at least B1+. Successful completion of the program guarantees the opportunity to pass the AWS Solutions Architect – Associate certification free of charge. The program will last eight weeks and include 47 hours of classes with an instructor. More details about this course are at the link.

At the start of training, participants of AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials and Architecting on AWS will be able to receive the necessary support from experienced mentors.

Rubryka reported that in July 2023, the Veteran's Assistant pilot project began operating in Ukraine. The project should help veterans start a new, peaceful chapter in their lives after returning from military service.

Rubryka also reported that the KSE Foundation would finance 700 education grants for war veterans, children of military personnel, and IDPs.

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