In Lipetsk, it is planned to open Sber’s campus “School 21”, a free programming school that trains IT specialists of various fields – programmers, machine learning engineers, development engineers, IT project managers, analysts, assistants. mid and senior developers. An agreement was reached on this issue between Sberbank German Gref President, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Lipetsk Region Governor Igor Artamonov. Sber’s press service reported that the parties signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of information technology.
Sberbank notes that admission to the school does not depend on previous knowledge, work experience, programming skills or diplomas. For more than 50% of people, participating in the project is their first programming experience.
Trainings are carried out on the domestic digital training platform developed by Sber, with flexible and constantly evolving content focusing on current market needs.
According to German Gref, the agreement signed today will be another step in the development of cooperation between Sberbank and the Lipetsk region and will accelerate the development of the IT sector in the region.
“Together we will be able to train highly qualified specialists who will actively develop the Lipetsk region. School 21 will help us train such specialists. And we see that the government of the Lipetsk region has shown great interest in this project,” said the head of Sberbank.
Governor of the Lipetsk region, Igor Artamonov, emphasized today that the Lipetsk region is among the leaders of digital transformation in the country.
“We have many plans to develop the information technology sector. We are currently implementing many projects in cooperation with Sber. The opening of School 21 will be another important step in this work. The level of education here is the highest. Our enterprises that implement innovative developments and public and social institutions that we make as customer-oriented as possible are interested in specialists with such knowledge and skills,” said the head of the region.
He added that people living in neighboring regions can also study in Lipetsk.
Today, more than 4.1 thousand people from 70 regions of the country are studying at six School 21 campuses in Russia.
Sberbank states that all graduates and training participants who reached the internship stage are employed in the largest Russian IT companies and enterprises in the country.
The company plans to open campuses in 16 more cities across the country.
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