STEPANAKERT—The Gyumri Information Technologies Center (GITC) with the support of the Armenian Educational Foundation has set out to provide free training courses for teachers of information technology in Armenia’s provincial towns, aimed to keep educators aware of the changes and innovations that are taking place in the field and to raise their educational and professional levels. Since 2009 this project has been implemented in the regions of Shirak, Lori, Tavush, Aragatsotn, Vayots Dzor and Syunik, as well as in Artsakh. The training courses are financed by the Armenian Educational Foundation, who also provide computers and printers to participant schools every year.
This year, information technology teachers from more than 29 schools from Martuni, Martakert and Askeran in Artsakh are participating in the training courses. The project started on Nov. 3. Two specialists from GITC will train teachers in the course of one month. 15 schools from Martuni, 7 from Martakert, and 7 from Askeran are involved in the project.
During the courses, participants have the opportunity to learn about IT topics of individual interest to them, as well as receive appropriate professional literature and programs to cover the subject material.
At the end of the courses, the participants will be administered exams; those who pass the exams will be conferred certificates of completion. The participant schools will also receive computers and printers provided by the Armenian Educational Foundation.