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Georgia's GITA Launches "Do IT in Georgia": A Unified Platform Amplifying IT Education and Employment

The Innovation and Technology Agency of Georgia (GITA) has unveiled its landmark initiative, "Do IT in Georgia," aimed at consolidating the country's IT resources and expanding access to state-funded IT education. The project serves as a centralized platform where training providers can list their courses, thereby creating a streamlined avenue for Georgian citizens to acquire vital IT skills.

The initiative is hosted on an online portal, www.doit.gov.ge, which has been established with the financial backing of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The portal comprises several cornerstone programs:

  1. 5000IT Training Program: This program enables training providers to list courses targeted at budding IT specialists. Any Georgian citizen above the age of 16 can choose a course, undergo a unified exam, and become eligible for state funding.

  2. Do IT with the EU: Focused on both employment and certification, this program is an extension of a previous initiative that trained 3,000 IT specialists. This subsequent phase is fully funded by the European Union.

  3. CODE-IT: Supported by the Bank of Georgia, these training courses take place within technoparks and employ the Peer2Peer method. The aim is to stimulate interest in coding among school students.

  4. Blockchain Courses: Conducted by international training provider New Horizons, these courses are fully subsidized by Binance Charity and include an official certification exam in blockchain and crypto technology.

By unifying IT education and resources under a single umbrella, "Do IT in Georgia" offers Georgian citizens a unique opportunity. They can now acquire the most sought-after skills in the IT industry and gain access to high-paying employment opportunities.

"The 'Do IT in Georgia' initiative isn't merely an educational platform; it's a catalyst for socio-economic development. By creating an ecosystem that bridges the gap between aspiring tech professionals and quality training, we are paving the way for Georgia to become a powerhouse in the global IT landscape," states a representative from GITA.