The Minister of Industry and Technology, Mustafa Varank, inaugurated the Turkish Open Source 42 schools platform. With the training to be provided in the next generation software development schools in 42 Istanbul and 42 Kocaeli, foreign dependence on software will decrease. Students will learn software from each other by project and instructor-less gamification method.
Minister Varank inaugurated the “Turkey Open Source Platform 42 Software Schools” in Vadi Istanbul. During the ceremony, Deputy Minister of Industry and Technology Mehmet Fatih Kacır, President of TÜBİTAK Prof. Dr. Hasan Mandal, Consul General of France in Istanbul Olivier Gauvin, Director General of Havelsan Dr. Mehmet Akif Nacar, Aselsan General Manager Haluk Görgün and Evyap’s Senior Manager Mehmet Evyap was also present.
Speaking here, Varank said he has put said school serving young people with 400 computers in Vadi Istanbul with the sponsorship of Evyap, and shared the information that the other school will start its activities in Kocaeli from the 27th. September.
Stating that they aim to expand these schools to other provinces in the future, Varank said, “The trainings in these schools, which will be open 7 hours a day, are completely free. Students will learn software from each other through projects and gamification without an instructor. We have cooperated with the French brand Ekol 42 to reach the international standard in these schools. noted.
Providing information on the schools education system, Varank said, “Ekol 23, an international brand with 36 campuses in 42 countries, is considered one of the best coding schools in the world. Our goal will be to train software developers who can enter the workforce quickly, rather than just raising software developers. ” noted.
Noting that the Turkish Open Source Platform will support young people working part-time during their studies and full-time after their studies, Varank said: “Our young people will have the opportunity to work with valuable companies in the sector in real projects. . The member companies of our platform will be able to meet, follow and employ students during their training. Thus, we will create a dynamic ecosystem that meets everyone’s needs. used the sentences.
Emphasizing that the lack of a trainer in the school is the most important characteristic of this school, Varank said: “Here our students teach and assess each other in a totally fun and project-based way. We can say that 100 percent of the students and graduates who have attended these schools so far have found employment. he said.
Stating that Turkey has also grown its army of software developers on the verge of making Turkey the producer of critical technologies, not the market, Varank said, “We have stated this need in the industrial and technological strategy, that we prepared with the vision of the national technology movement. By 2023, we aim to have at least 500,000 software developers in our country. Here Turkey’s Open Source Platform and 42 Software Schools will perform very important tasks at this point. ” he said.
Stating that Turkey’s open source platform will be the most important support to bring together students from 42 schools with employment opportunities, Varank said, “Here we will build an ecosystem that meets everyone’s needs. I’m calling software companies, entrepreneurs and even our students. You have a lot to add to this platform and this platform of yours. Let’s join forces and develop our national and original software, ”he said.
Explaining that the project has a very large audience, Varank said, “Our ministry, TÜBİTAK TÜSSIDE and Informatics Valley have been coordinating this work from the beginning. Our development agencies in Istanbul and East Marmara are funding the project with support of 27 million lire. Members of our platform support both educational activities in schools and projects carried out on the platform. Ekol 42, an international software brand, also implements innovative education models in our schools. He spoke.
The director of the Ecole 42 schools, Sophie Viger, who sent a video message to the opening ceremony, congratulated Turkey, which is part of the Ecole 23 network, which continues its activities with 36 campuses in 42 countries, and wished to the successful students in this exciting journey.
During the ceremony, the Founding Members of the Platform; Microsoft, Aselsan, Havelsan, Intertech, Kuveyt Türk, Turkcell Teknoloji, Turkish Airlines, Türk Telekom, Baykar, OBSS, Vakıf Katılım Bankası, Ziraat Teknoloji, Koç University, Turkish Informatics Association, TÜSİAD, TÜBİSAD and TÜBİTAK members, who are the sponsor and TÜBİK of the platform There were also participants from SAP, Globalnet, Veripark and Profelis.