An innovative educational programme entitled The Geek Academy has been launched by Sii in the Tri-City. In less than a month’s time, 15 technology enthusiasts will face some intense training in programming and testing basics. This summer there is no time for boredom – The Geek Academy starts 3 August 2015 and promises a large dose of practical knowledge from experienced developers, testers and system architects who aim to infuse their protégées with a passion for coding. Are you ready to kick start your career in IT?
During the Academy, the participants will gain a good general knowledge of testing framework architecture, test strategy planning, implementation as well as the analysis and interpretation of results. In addition, there will be training on hardware, software, the basics of programming in C #, TCL, Python, Microsoft Visual Studio, Linux, project management and much more. Classes are taught exclusively by practitioners who will guide beginners towards the professional IT world. For many of them, this will open the gateway into a professional career in the field of testing and development.
The Geek Academy programme is the initiative of the company Sii, the second largest IT employer in Pomerania, employing nearly 600 engineers at its Gdańsk branch. Sii Gdańsk carries out projects for international customers worldwide including the United States, Western Europe, India and China. After 9 years operating on the global market, we can boast a significant pool of business partners in the following sectors: finance and insurance, high-tech, aviation, FMCG, industry and the media. Sii supports customers worldwide in the field of analysis and testing, software development, infrastructure management as well as the integration and maintenance of systems.
The Director of Sii Gdańsk had the following to say about the Geek Academy initiative: “Our goal is to share our knowledge and many years of experience in the IT field with people motivated to learn and willing to develop. At Sii our motto is ‘Passion for Technology’, which is precisely why we care so much about reaching out to fans of new technologies, integrating their communities and providing them with access to relevant expertise. Our Geek Academy is an opportunity to gain valuable skills in the labour market and to develop competencies and technical skills. The most involved participants who make the most progress during the programme will be offered an employment opportunity at Sii and the chance to forge a long-term period of cooperation with us.” The company has been repeatedly awarded for its HR policy and working conditions. We have received the following accolades: three times winner of the Best Place to Work IT in Poland, Great Place to Work, Diamond Forbes and Gazelle.
Academy classes are held 5 times a week, 6 hours a day in our comfortable and fully equipped conference room at the modern business complex Olivia Business Centre – the Golden Sponsor of The Geek Academy. Olivia Business Centre is one of the largest business centres in Poland of a world-class standard and a focal point of Pomerania’s economic life. This initiative is also supported by Invest in Pomerania – a Regional government institution that offers a comprehensive system of investment support in the implementation of foreign projects in the Pomeranian province. The media partner of The Geek Academy is Gazeta Wyborcza.
The Geek Academy powered by Sii is fast approaching, so you too have the chance to programme your career in IT! You can apply for your place at The Academy by 17 July 2015 by sending your CV to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org.