Project to train 10,000 software developers launched

2020-05-26 17:21:36

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ With a view to increase employment in the information technology sector, train highly skilled human resources, build the capacities for teachers and improve the quality of software training program, the Governor’s Office of the Capital City and Industrial Development Innovation Agency of the capital city today, May 26, jointly launched a project to train 10,000 software developers and launched the training activities.  

In his opening remarks, Governor of the Capital City S.Amarsaikhan noted “The project will provide learning opportunities for young people, who make up 65 percent of Ulaanbaatar city population. We have started setting up innovation centers for youths in Bayankhoshuu and Selbe sub centers and districts. It is impossible for Ulaanbaatar city to flourish further without technological advances and smart solutions. Governments of the countries are imposing various quarantine regimes today due to COVID-19 infection. Maybe this is giving chances to many young people to improve themselves, by taking online coding courses and developing new software.

At the project launch, the Governor’s Office of the Capital City and ‘Empasoft’ Academy established a cooperation agreement on organizing elementary level training to 400 children and advanced level training to another 100 children of target groups with a view to disseminate basic knowledge of programming skills.

“Mongolia is a country of youth as people aged between 18-35 make up more than half of the entire population. However, many youths are still not employed and have no income. The project to train 10.000 programmers will be carried out in stages. Works to open elective classes and run training clubs at general education schools are planned,” said M.Khaliunbat, initiator of the project and officer in charge of innovation and technology projects of the capital city.