This month, the TNation developer was a guest of an online meeting organized by the Belgrade Institute of Technology (BIT). The goal of a meetup is to help students better understand the IT profession.
The United Nations Development Office (UNDP) and the Serbian government, started vocational retraining boot camps as a joined project. The programme is successful for over four years, with more than 2,000 graduates.
Students who pass all rounds of the selection process, gain scholarships for the BIT retraining program. At the time being, 60 participants are active in an online six-month course. The goal of BIT coding school is to help students find jobs within the IT companies in Serbia.
Industry Talk meetings are a way of helping the students get insight into the IT sector. Guests who work with the IT industry share valuable information with participants. Moderators of this meeting were Dario Stamenković and Ivan Balić. Their guest of this month’s Industry Talk was TNation developer Uroš Stepanović.
Uroš is a Web Developer and instructor at TNation Academy, a subsidiary of the TNation. TN Academy is an individual unit training beginners, as well as experienced developers. Since its beginning, Uroš has mentored more than 100 students in Belgrade.
Industry Talks with TNation Developer
As a front end developer, Stepanović had a lot of experience to share with the students. At the beginning of the Industry Talk, it seemed like participants were shy to ask any questions. Ninety minutes into the conversation, the newcomers took an interest in Uroš’s career and the TNation Academy program (JS, PHP, C # and QA course).
“The most important question they asked is if they can contribute to the IT sector after the course,” – said Uroš confidently. “My answer is yes. The diversity of their background, the lectures, and general education are just the starting point. However, their effort and motivation to further develop skills is more important.”
Stepanović expects that after the finished course in the BIT boot camp, the participants will discover their affinities and paths to pursue their future IT career. In the end, Industry Talk is designed to help the students better understand the IT profession and find their place in the ever-growing industry.