Thursday, November 10 2022 17:58
Karine Melikyan

Joint initiative of GITC and HSBC Armenia aims to expand youth  employment opportunities through capacity building

Joint initiative of GITC and HSBC Armenia aims to expand youth  employment opportunities through capacity building

ArmInfo.Gyumri Information Technologies Center (GITC) is launching a program aimed at advancingemployability of young people in the Tavush region. The  program will be implemented with the financial support of "HSBC Bank  Armenia" CJSC (hereinafter HSBC Armenia / Bank). This is noted in a  joint statement by GITC and HSBC Armenia.  

Within the framework of the initiative, programming and soft skills  training courses will be organized for the youth of Tavush. In  particular, 42 beneficiaries will have the chance to participate in  6-month free courseson the following topics:"Computer  Technology/Basic Skills", "Web Programming (HTML / CSS /  JavaScript)", "Social Media Marketing (SMM)" and "Graphic Design".  During the program the participants will be able to establish  connections among local IT companies and GITC partner organizations,  opening up future employment opportunities.  

According to the Executive Director of GITC, Amalya Yeghoyan,  currently professionals are demanded by the IT companies operating in  Ijevan, and this program can fill the gap by preparing potential  specialists for those companies.  "In the meantime, we can'tignore  remote work opportunities, which have become increasingly relevant  nowadays," mentioned Ms. Yeghoyan.  As part of the programme,  financial and banking literacy classes will be conducted for the  participants by the specialists of HSBC Armenia.  

"Knowledge acquired during the programme will pave the way for the  youth of Tavush region and will help them to find job.It is expected  that upon completion of the programme a large number of the graduates  will be employed. This will reinforce employability, and accordingly  will promote sustainable economic development of the region," added  CEO of the Bank IrinaSeylanyan.

GITC is founded and funded by the Fund for Armenian Relief  (https://www.farusa.org) in 2005 with the key goal to turn Gyumri  from a disaster zone into a technologically empowered city.  GITC  educational projects have always been fundamental in every region  where technological developments started. Apart from tech educational  projects, GITC is collaborating with international organizations and  the private sector to promote digital skills and solutions. During 17  years of its operations, GITC has provided 5000 talented experts for  the Armenian tech market. GITC is now operating in all the regions of  Armenia with the goal to duplicate the successful model.

HSBC Holdings plc, the parent company of HSBC, is headquartered in  London. HSBC serves customers worldwide from offices in 63 countries  and territories in its geographical regions: Europe, Asia, North  America, Latin America, and Middle East and North Africa. With assets  of US$2,985bn at 30 June 2022, HSBC is one of the world's largest  banking and financial services organisations.

HSBC Bank Armenia CJSC was established in 1996. The bank is a wholly  owned subsidiary of HSBC Group. HSBC Armenia serves around 30 000  customers through seven offices located in Yerevan and around 310  employees. As of 31 December 2021, the Bank has assets of AMD261  billion including the ones, allocated with the mediation of the HSBC  Bank plc, London. The bank is regulated by the Central Bank of  Armenia. 

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