Director General at Ucom: “Students, educated in “Armath” engineering laboratories, are the creative and innovative people of the future that our country needs”
Recently the pupils of “Armath” engineering club-laboratory of Talin high school in Aragatsotn region of Armenia hosted the project representatives from Ucom and Union of the Information Technology Enterprises (UITE).
During the tour the pupils of “Armath” demonstrated everything they have learnt throughout the current year. The children became skilled in creating games, doing animation, performing mathematical calculations with the help of «Scratch» and «K-Turtle» programs. Many of them had no idea about the opportunities of the IT sphere, while now they not only have clearly outlined their own future, but also realized the task of being useful for their own country.
«During just a year we gained so much knowledge and skills, which can be developed and applied in business, thus enabling me to become a successful businessman in the future», - believes Arman Barseghyan, a pupil at «Armath» engineering club-laboratory of the Talin high school.
«Within the framework of its commitments in the field of corporate social responsibility, Ucom closely monitors the progress of each laboratory. By making this investment we reinstate our awareness of what a man of the future should be. We acknowledge, that students, educated in “Armath” engineering laboratories, are the creative and innovative people of the future that our country needs», - said Hayk Yesayan, director general at «Ucom».
«The first graduates of our laboratory who initially wanted to become a physician and an economist, are currently studying programming in the Polytechnic University of Armenia. We were so much proud of the fact that at the stage of entering the University our students possessed programming knowledge of the level, the third grade University students possess», - said Yeghishe Amiryan, the head of the robotics laboratory.
Let us remind, that according to the Memorandum of Cooperation signed between the Union of Information Technology Enterprises (UITE) and Ucom, the latter invests to open around 70 more engineering club-laboratories named “Armath” in 9 regions of Armenia. The project aims to promote the technological education in all schools of the Armenian communities, to assist pupils in their early interest emergence in modern high technology, to promote the development of engineering mindset from early ages and to prepare competent students.
The project enables practical support for the integration of qualified IT-specialists into the Armenian and world markets, the exchange of the experience between them, and the attraction of large-scale investments into the IT-industry. It is noteworthy, that the software and assembly drawings of the labs-developed equipment are open to public. The computer programs and systems are “armenianized” to the extension possible, while during the project implementation for the acquisition of the equipment and software, the priority is given to the local producers, the bright example of which serve the high-quality three-dimensional (3D) printers, mini-computers, robotics kits and other devices produced in Armenia.