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Software Development Academy Albania by Protik

AADF in partnership with Protik Center, Municipality of Tirana and the National Agency for Information Society have launched a Software Development Academy, which is implemented by Protik. SDA is the largest programming academy in Central and Eastern Europe with headquarters in Poland and operates in over 35 cities across Europe. The academy has over 6500 graduates, 600 qualified trainers and will offer programming languages such as Java, Python, PHP, .Net and Software Tester. SDA by Protik will offer a flexible program through the model “Bring Your Own Device” and aims to employ young professionals in the private and public ICT sector. SDA by Protik academy will provide certificates upon completion of course while meeting the labor market needs of ICT proffesionals in Albanian market.

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  • 11.15.2021

    The First Anniversary of SDA by Protik

    The First Anniversary of SDA by Protik

    On November 15th, the AADF celebrated the first anniversary of the Software Development Academy by Protik. In the presence of AADF’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the event brought together the key founders and stakeholders of the project, Mayor of Tirana Mr. Erion Veliaj, Mayor of Korça Mr. Sotiraq Filo, , and AADF Co-Ceo’s Mr. Martin Mata and Aleksandër Sarapuli.

    This event presented the impact of the Academy and showcased real life stories through testimonials from the graduates who found a job in the ICT market. Companies such as Lufthansa Industry Solutions shared their cooperation with SDA by Protik in B2C and B2B partnerships. The Academy intends to bridge the market skill gap in the software development industry for at least 1500 ICT professionals during a 5-year time framework.

    In one year, the Academy which started at the peak of the pandemic has enrolled over 330 students, has administered 23 programming classes out of which 113 students have graduated and 95 students have been employed as developers right after they graduated the Academy. They have been hired by international companies like ALEAT, Ritech Solutions, Lufthansa Industry Solutions, BKT, iKons, IntelyCare, Baboon and BothOfUs.

    Besides the programming courses in Java, Python, PHP, JavaScript, DevOps and Software Tester, the Academy offers career counseling which includes assisting the ICT professionals on the creation of their CV, LinkedIn and portfolio to land a job as programmer for international companies or startups in Albania.

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  • 10.16.2020

    Software Development Academy by PROTIK – Official Opening Event

    On October 14th, 2020, AADF organized the official launching event of the biggest Coding Academy in Eastern and Central Europe, Software Development Academy by Protik. The event took place in the presence of AADF’s Board of Trustees and the Chairman Michael D. Granoff online through zoom, Prime Minister of Albania Mr. Edi Rama, Director of NAIS Ms. Mirlinda Karcanaj, Mayor of Tirana Mr. Erion Veliaj and AADF Co-Ceo’s Mr. Martin Mata and Aleksandër Sarapuli.

    In partnership with Protik Center, National Agency for Information Society and Municipality of Tirana, the Albanian American Development Foundation will bridge the market skill gap in the software development industry for over 1500 ICT young professionals and will transform the ICT ecosystem into an attractive market for foreign ICT investors while at the same time stimulate emerging local companies and startups by offering the opportunity to access the global market with its ICT goods and service exports.

    SDA by Protik will offers 101 Software Development courses during a 5-year period with advanced programming skills in Java, Python, .NET, PHP and Software Tester through a unique learning approach and provide employment opportunities and career advancement for the graduates. The academy has over 10,000 graduates, 600 certified trainers and operates in over 35 cities all over the world.

    AADF has also committed a scholarship program, supporting young professionals in different categories such as Early Birds, Remote, Unemployed and Affected by the Earthquake, GPA based, Change your Career with Us and Women in Technology.

    STEP INTO YOUR FUTURE with SDA by Protik!