Opening of School 21, Sberbank’s educational project, which
in the next few years will allow employers of the Republic and the whole
country to engage the world – class programmers, was held in Kazan yesterday.
The opening ceremony was attended by Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov, President
and CEO of Sberbank Herman Gref, Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin and others.
Sberbank's educational initiative will cover a number of
Russian regions in the future. Previously, School 21 was opened in Moscow. The
specialists trained at School 21 meet the highest requirements, and their
skills will allow them to make a technological digital leap throughout the
Rustam Minnikhanov noted that opening of School 21 is of
great importance for the Republic in developing of digitalization. He thanked
the management of Sberbank for their attention to cooperation with Tatarstan,
especially in the implementation of joint educational projects.
Herman Gref noted that quality training in the skills of the
future is the key to the successful development of the country. The results
shown by School 21 in Moscow convinced of the need to develop the project.
Later, Rustam Minnikhanov and Herman Gref signed a
cooperation agreement between the Republic of Tatarstan and Sberbank. The
document is aimed at development and implementation of digital technologies in the
Republic in the priority sectors of economy and social sphere, Tatarstan
President’s Press Office reports.
The agreement of intent between Tatarstan Government and
Sberbank, aimed at attracting technology to areas of innovative development was
About 60 thousand applications were submitted for training
at the Kazan campus of School 21. Since February, 1500 applicants who passed
the first competitive tests have started participating in a four-week intensive
programming course. Only 30% of the participants are citizens of Kazan, while
78 applicants are foreign citizens. The best 500 candidates will be chosen from
all the candidates who will start training in May, 2020. The full training course
will be from 1.5 to 3.5 years.