Last month, GTech bid adieu to its 14th graduating class, a group of around 200 young people who completed six months of intensive IT training. Six hundred guests came to Gyumri’s Achemyan State Drama Theater for the event.
For nearly 17 years, GTech has aimed to promote the development of programming and technology by giving motivated young professionals the opportunity to gain the IT training they need in their home country in order to compete in a growing sector.
In this time GTech has transformed Armenia’s Shirak Region and beyond.
More than 30 IT companies and start-ups have opened branches in Shirakand more than 5,000 students—from teens to war veterans—across Armenia are now enrolled in GTech’s courses.
During the graduation, GTech Executive Director Amalya Yeghoyan thanked supporters. "I, of course, cannot say enough about how much we appreciate the support of The Dadourian Family Foundation, The SJS Foundation, The Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Foundation, Dennis Tarzian, and Greg Toufayan. Thank you for standing with GTech."
"I would have thought I’d be living in a fairy tale had I not seen the establishment and expansion of GTech myself,” said our Deputy Director Margarit Piliposyan during the graduation ceremony. “When I joined FAR in 2007, GTech was located in a small room in the Gyumri Scientific and Technical Library, but we had dedicated students and teachers who believed in the idea. We had the vision to transform Gyumri from a city of emigration into a tech capital. Today, I proudly say that we succeeded.”