Ciklum and Kharkiv National University of Radio and Electronics Launch Joint .NET Trainee Program

Ciklum and Kharkiv National University of Radio and Electronics (KHNURE) announced the start of a new .NET Trainee Program intended to increase the number of experienced .NET specialists available on the Ukrainian market for Ciklum’s client owned teams.

Kharkiv, Ukraine, February 24, 2011 --( Ciklum and Kharkiv National University of Radio and Electronics (KHNURE) announce the start of a new .NET Trainee Program. This joint effort is aimed at enabling students to gain knowledge and skills currently in demand by the Ukrainian IT industry, which will eventually lead to an increase in the number of qualified .Net developers on the Ukrainian market.

The program started on the 1st of February and will last two months. Based on the successful completion of English and technical exams, 20 out of 80 applicants were chosen. The program is led by a Microsoft certified trainer and includes both theory and practicum. Over the course of the program, the students will learn Microsoft .NET 3.5 or 4, C#, ASP.NET, Silverlight, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, ADO.NET, Design patterns, Singleton, Factory, Proxy, Facade, Adapter, MVC, and MVVM.

”We are confident that taking active steps in the direction of filling in the gap between the University program and the Ukrainian IT industry’s needs is strategically important. We feel that we - as a big and successful company - need to contribute to increasing the number of qualified IT specialists in Ukraine. Furthermore, bringing in Juniors is healthy for the teams and economically advantageous for the Clients. So, this is a win-win solution for all – students, clients, teams, and Ciklum,” stated Marina Vyshegorodskikh, Ciklum’s HR Director.

“This is Ciklum’s first cooperation with a Ukrainian University, but once this program is proven to be a success, we can replicate it in other Ciklum locations with various technologies,” stated Anna Tupikova, Ciklum Training Coordinator.

Upon successful completion of the .NET Trainee Program, selected students will have the opportunity to join Ciklum for a 1-2 months internship, during which they will be given .NET-related tasks by Ciklum’s clients. Hopefully, already in May, 2011, Ciklum’s clients will be able to hire the best graduates as Junior .NET Developers.

About Ciklum

Ciklum is a Danish IT outsourcing company specialized in nearshore software development. Ciklum’s focus is establishing and servicing clients’ own development teams in Eastern Europe, primarily Ukraine. The environment of services and knowledge sharing within the company helps clients market quickly with less risk and minimal investment. Established in 2002, Ciklum employs more than 1000 IT specialists with more than 120 global clients’ own software development teams. Ciklum has six development offices in Ukraine, one in Belarus, and two in Pakistan, as well as representative offices in Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, and the Netherlands. Ciklum was named the 2010 Top 100 global services provider and the best Ukrainian IT Employer 2010 by, the Ukrainian Community of Software Developers.

About Kharkiv National University of Radio and Electronics

Founded in 1930, Kharkiv National University of Radio and Electronics (KHNURE) is one of the oldest Universities in Ukraine. It grows dynamically today and its research and educational capabilities in electrical engineering, electronics, telecommunications, and information & computer technologies have no equals in Ukraine and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Today the University is a house for over 12,000 students majoring in 34 specialties. The school is successful in growing its academia and has a postgraduate program of 240 studentships. The quality of education is proved by awards won by students at the national and international scientific competitions. KHNURE’s broad international academic ties give access to its students and postgraduates to studies and internships world-wide.

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