IT Generation – an Initiative for Switchers Willing to Start a Career in Tech

The Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine has launched a new IT Generation project. The project is launched in a partnership with Binance and the Lviv IT Cluster. This initiative is taken to help Ukrainians get the tech profession for free. Despite the full-scale war, Ukrainian IT companies maintain their capacity, fulfill contracts, and therefore need skilled workers.

The program will last for 2-6 months for Ukrainian citizens aged 21 to 60 without a formal education and experience in the IT field. The recommended level of English language proficiency is B1 (intermediate).

The main goal of IT Generation is to help talented Ukrainians find themselves in one of the most promising tech areas and develop the Ukrainian economy for the victory and successful future of our country.

“IT Generation is a big and important project for Ukrainians and our economy. It will provide free quality education for thousands of our citizens to get a job in IT. We can solve a number of staffing problems for tech companies which will allow the industry to grow faster. The IT Generation project will create new career paths for people who lost their jobs due to the war,” says Mykhailo Fedorov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine.

During the project’s first phase, 22 tech schools got the right to teach the students. Participants will have the opportunity to study: Blockchain Development, FrontEnd, QA, JavaScript, Python, Java, as well as non-technical programs: Project /P roduct Management, UX / UI design, Digital Marketing, Business Analysis, HR. Learn more about each of the technical programs here. More about non-technical programs watch here.

About 1,000 Ukrainians will be able to master the new career. 

To participate in IT Generation, head to the project’s platform, choose a school and study program and submit an application via the selected school’s website.

The selection of students will be carried out by the school, in particular through testing and interviews. The list of the required documents can be found on the project’s platform, in the FAQ section and on school websites.

“Education is one of the main directions of the Lviv IT Cluster. We’ve been improving the quality of higher education in Lviv since 2016, and we already have thousands of students and hundreds of employed graduates. Therefore, we know how to produce positive results for both job switchers and the IT industry. For us, the IT Generation is a way to support those who have been particularly affected by the war and help them learn a new profession. In addition, it is another important initiative that will support the IT industry of Ukraine,” says Ivan Babichuk, Lviv IT Cluster Supervisory Board Chairman.

The project is supported by the USAID Competitive Economy of Ukraine Program and the Digital, Inclusive, Affordable: Supporting the Digitization of Public Services in Ukraine Project.