Turkey’s digitalization rating reached 3.06 out of 5 with the effect of the pandemic. It is expected that more than 150 thousand new programmers will be needed for this development to continue. The Turkish software company Univera, which took action in this context, signed a cooperation protocol with the Izmir Institute of Technology to support students who aim to become professional in the software industry.
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İSTANBUL (TR) – Due to the current period and the digital transformation, the information and communication sector in Turkey continues its stable development.This situation is also reflected in Turkey’s Digital Report Card. According to TÜBİSAD’s “Turkey’s digitalization Index report”, the digitalization rating recorded as 2.94 out of 5 in 2019 reached 3.06 in 2020.
While it is pointed out that indigenization in the software field is determinant in the sustainability of the current course, it is predicted that more than 150 thousand new software developers will be needed with the contribution of digitalization and the widespread use of the remote working system. In this context, efforts to bring qualified workforce to the sector continue. Finally, Univera, which offers corporate technology solutions, has taken an important academic step. In line with the signed cooperation protocol, it announced that it will support students with career goals in the software industry by developing its R&D and scientific studies together with Izmir Institute of Technology (IYTE), which is a host of pioneering studies in technology.
Career opportunities such as internships and part-time work will be offered
The cooperation protocol between Univera and IYTE was signed on March 25 with the participation of Merthan Kaleli, General Director of Univera and IYTE Rector Prof. Dr. Yusuf Baran. According to information obtained from Univera, the company will contribute its knowledge and experience to the career planning of IYTE students and offer opportunities such as internships and part-time work. During the cooperation, where joint events will be held to meet the needs of the sector, it is aimed to create an environment that will combine academic and sectoral perspectives for research and development and scientific research in the software sector focus. In this context, Univera will support IYTE students in increasing their work experience and career planning. Courses, academic studies and graduate programs will also be organized by IYTE to expand the academic and scientific horizons of Univera’s staff.
“It will lay the foundation for the development of innovative solutions in the software sector”
Making a statement on the subject, Merthan Kaleli, General Manager of Univera, said, “As Univera, we have been conducting studies for many years with the high sense of responsibility we have in the field of education. In this context, we are proud that we will formalize our ongoing work with the technology base of our country, Izmir Institute of Technology, with a protocol, and nurture the software industry in every sense with a longer term planning. The opportunities we will provide to students with career goals in our industry will help young people have a safe and successful working life at an early age. We will add the scientific and academic perspective of İYTE to our R&D center, where we develop solutions for the needs of our customers, and bring innovative solutions to the software industry. We would like to thank all the academic staff of the university in the presence of IYTE Rector Prof. Dr. Yusuf Baran.”