On February 6, 2017, EPAM held its first IT workshop for children who are residents of the Saint Ágota Child Protection Institute’s Dr. József Foltán Children’s Home. The workshop also trained educators at the children’s home in basic programming and computer skills. Saint Ágota’s Children’s Home was one of several recipients of 20 donated computers from EPAM back in December. During the training, the children were able to use the new computers, learn coding skills, and explore the world of IT as a potential career path.
Three additional workshops will be held later this year at the Saint Ágota’s Children’s Home in Hódmezővásárhely, Flóra Kozmutza Student and Children’s Home, and Endre Pápay Children’s Home. This initiative is part of EPAM’s commitment to improving IT skills for students across the globe. Locally, EPAM e-Kids, a program that encourages young children to explore software engineering through mentoring relationships with employees, is working with students in Budapest and Szeged with plans to expand to Debrecen. EPAM Hungary also works with local universities to equip students with the competitive skills they need to contribute to the global IT sector after graduation.