As the Ukrainian IT sector is still growing in spite of the economic turmoil, the country lacks qualified professionals to meet the expanding levels of international demand for skilled IT staff. If the Ukrainian IT sector is to reach its potential as one of the engines of the new Ukrainian knowledge economy, a fresh generation of IT experts needs to be nurtured.
The BrainBasket Foundation is leading current efforts to prepare this new generation of Ukrainian IT specialists. Launched in 2015, this foundation aims to facilitate the training of 100,000 new IT specialists by 2020 via a combination of informational support and educational initiatives. Business Ukraine magazine spoke to BrainBasket team about the vast potential of the Ukrainian IT sector and the challenges of keeping pace with developments in this most dynamic of industries.