It is estimated that in the Šumadija district, there is a need to hire 200 to 300 new information technology engineers a year. In order to support the education of IT professionals in this part of Serbia, the company Endava signed a cooperation agreement with the University of Kragujevac which will enable the realization of joint educational programs, conducting lectures, workshops, trainings and professional practice. They signed the agreement Prof. Dr. Nenad Filipović, Rector of the University of Kragujevac and Remi Sava, Regional Manager for the Adriatic Region of Endava.
As part of the umbrella cooperation with the University of Kragujevac, individual cooperation with the technical faculties in Kragujevac and Čačak has been announced. According to the rector Prof. Dr. Nenad Filipović, closer cooperation with companies helps universities to develop curricula that are practically oriented and meet the needs of students and the labor market.
“Information technologies provide great opportunities for employment, advancement and development of young people, so our goal is to develop new IT programs, as well as for existing programs to follow the development of information technologies. The University of Kragujevac has established cooperation with several leading IT companies that participate in the implementation of study programs through professional internships, lectures, mentoring of master’s theses and the like. It is important to emphasize that students are provided with access to real business problems and direct contact with industry experts, thus gaining the necessary knowledge and skills that will enable them to be more competent in the labor market. We are pleased that on this occasion our cooperation with the company Endava has been made official and we hope that together we will contribute to the creation of new generations of IT professionals “- he said prof. Dr. Nenad Filipović, Rector of the University of Kragujevac.
Through this cooperation, Endava, which has offices in Kragujevac and Cacak, wants to support the education of IT experts in the Sumadija district in order to enable young people to build a career in their places and thus support the decentralization of the IT market.
“The IT market in Serbia is constantly growing with it and the need for IT professionals who have the knowledge to adapt to its needs, and that is the goal on which companies and educational institutions should work together. We have already started cooperation with the University of Kragujevac in the previous academic year and I am glad that we made it official today with the aim of contributing to the creation of a climate that is favorable for young, talented IT professionals to stay in smaller cities in Serbia. “Planning is underway for specific programs and courses that will support the achievement of this common goal,” he said. Remi Savu, Regional Manager for the Adriatic Region of Endava.
According to him, the company’s strategy is to support education in all cities in which it operates, Belgrade, Novi Sad, Kragujevac and Cacak. In the previous year, it was realized with five technical faculties, where more than 200 students attended Endava’s professional courses and lectures.
About the University of Kragujevac
The University of Kragujevac, with a 45-year tradition, has developed into a modern higher education institution with 12 faculties, the newly established Institute of Information Technology and a number of supporting institutions and organizational units. With about 1,200 teachers and over 20,000 students studying at about 130 accredited study programs at all three study levels in the field of natural, technical-technological, social-humanistic and medical sciences, as well as art, the University of Kragujevac is an important driving force of central Serbia. and the integrative symbol of Šumadija and Pomoravlje.
The strategic commitment in the coming period is to work on the development of new attractive study programs. The plan is to form short study programs and lifelong learning programs, especially in the field of information technology. By strengthening the cooperation between science and economy, we strive to further encourage the connection of scientific institutions and the business sector through research projects and flexible lifelong learning programs, establishing a strategic partnership between universities, faculties and the business sector.
Source: Personal magazin by www.personalmag.rs.
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