At the beginning of March 2019, MASIT started to work on a second cycle of project for pre-qualification. This is a project that will carry out pre-qualification, which will include unemployed, where the interested candidates will have the opportunity to be trained in order to gain some other skills, knowledge and practical experience (beyond those who already have obtained) for IT profiles needed by ICT companies, which in the future could potentially be employed by ICT companies.
The ultimate goal of the project, after the completion and realization of the program, is for the people to be employed in ICT companies in ICT related positions.
The pre-qualification program lasts about 3 months, starting in March 2019
Through the pre-qualification process, the trainees gained theoretical and practical knowledge through many hands-on activities, worked on a specific project or case study that was upgraded from subject to subject, but also enriched their competencies with organizational culture and soft skills, which we have profiled them to be immediately ready for employment and productive engagement within IT companies.
Based on the results of the questionnaire completed by several IT companies and other potential employers, the Front – End web Developer program has been chosen, with emphasis on “react” technology as the most needed and most attractive need at the moment.
PARTICIPANTS IN THE PROGRAM
Program participants must have a minimum of a high school diploma, not older than 35, unemployed, have an interest and predisposition to pursue a career in ICT.
Potential candidates can also be graduates of any faculty other than electrical engineering and information technology faculties.
For candidates, the focus will be on people who have a mathematical and programming inclination and a logical way of thinking.
In order to successfully complete the project, it was necessary to carry out a complete recruitment and selection process of the most suitable candidates that would meet the qualification requirements for the training process.
Due to the specific needs of the project, the recruitment process was specifically designed for that purpose, yet it followed the basic principles of the company’s standard recruitment procedure and general recruitment standards.
Phase 0: Obtaining Candidates’ Inputs (CVs) and Evaluation of Satisfaction of Basic Qualification Criteria in Training;
Phase 1: Testing for all candidates through a general knowledge test covering multiple components (English, logic, basic computer skills);
Phase 2: Oral interview of the shortlisted candidates;
Phase 3: Profiling Test for Closer Candidates;
Phase 4: Defining the target group (Final selection based on the first two criteria);
Phase 5: Conducting the training (training is planned to be held in the afternoon and at the weekend);
Phase 6: Checking the knowledge gained through self-development of a project or case study and other type of testing to monitor the progress of the candidates;
Phase 7: Any candidate who fails to find a job immediately after completing the training after 01.06.2019 will be offered internships in one of the ICT companies in the country.
Donor: USAID REG;
Partners: Brainster as a training provider.