ELEKS IT Academy for Combat Veterans Celebrates First Graduation


First participant group completes ELEKS’ off-duty military personnel education program

July 15, 2015 - Lviv, Ukraine – ELEKS announced the first graduating class from its IT Academy for military service members. This social educational initiative was launched as a special ELEKS University program at the company’s headquarters in Lviv, Ukraine. It was initiated by the company in March of 2015.

During the four-month training course, off-duty soldiers mastered software and web development essentials. They improved their English proficiency and teamwork skills. And, to facilitate the veterans’ transition from military service to civilian life, they also received psychological counseling and communication training. Altogether, the IT Academy awarded graduation diplomas to 11 ex-servicemen.

“We’re confident our initiative reached its primary objectives, said Lilia Mudryk, Head of ELEKS University. “The IT Academy’s participants gained comprehensive experience with modern technologies while creating an opportunity for further professional development and self-improvement. ELEKS subject matter experts that were engaged in the program as trainers will continue working with graduates as mentors. If the post-training support results in substantial progress, we’re ready to extend the project with more in-depth software engineering curriculum.”

ELEKS University continues to expand the scope of its educational programs with regard to the current trends and social needs. The second IT Academy for military personnel course is scheduled for September 2015.

ELEKS is a global organization that provides end-to-end, offshore, software product development. Since 1991, our innovative and award-winning solutions to include Data Science, Mobility and Wearables as well as Digital solutions have significantly contributed to the success of our customers, including Fortune 500® companies, and are recognized as a valuable part of international best practices.

ELEKS is a strategic partner with the proven ability to address our customers' most pressing needs. Our delivery organization, consisting of approximately 900 professionals in Eastern Europe, is strengthened by a local presence in the U.S., Europe and the UK.

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