AIFC officially opens ‘QWANT’ school of advanced technologies to train tech talents
The future belongs to the digital technology, as well as software developers. Today, on May 26, the official opening of the ‘QWANT’ school was held online with the participation of Governor of the Astana International Financial Center (AIFC) Kairat Kelimbetov and Sberbank CEO Herman Gref. According to the founders of the new training platform, the ‘QWANT’ school graduates will be involved in the digital transformation of the sectors of the economy. It applies not only to the domestic projects, but also international programs, including initiatives of the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution of the World Economic Forum. Being the Centre’s partner, the AIFC has started focusing on the preparation of the IT professionals.
The future IT specialists will be trained in several key areas, including the development of the client and server software, as well as cloud computing, blockchain, operating systems and databases. In the future, the school program will be expanded to include cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and digital marketing.
The technical opening of the ‘QWANT’ school for training software developers and engineers took place two weeks ago. The project moved to the online format due to the novel coronavirus quarantine. Evidently, this helped to expand the capabilities of the platform. Currently, more than 350 talented young people are studying at the school of advanced technologies.
“Today, the paradigm of the accelerated socio-economic growth is actively shifting towards technology. We need to look at the future from the perspective of new digital challenges. We are witnessing that the technology companies are replacing the traditional companies in different sectors, including the financial industry. That is why, within the next five years, the AIFC aims to transform from the traditional financial center into the regional digital financial platform,” noted AIFC Governor Kairat Kelimbetov.