On August 3rd, the Gyumri Information Technology Center (GTech) hosted a delegation from USAID headed by Deputy Administrator Jonathan Hale. USAID’s Competitive Armenian Private Sector Program (CAPS) was launched at GTech in March. The objective of the program is to introduce new educational services in information technology by training a team of highly qualified instructors from Gyumri.
The group met with GTech Director Gurgen Paronyan and they toured the center to get acquainted with its activities, visions, and goals. GTech’s staff and students were available to answer any questions. The group also met with Andranik Ghukasyan, project manager of GTech’s Incubation Center, and also with recent graduates who are involved in the center's projects.
FAR, in partnership with several technology companies, created the Gyumri Information Technology Center (GTech) in 2005 with the goal of broadening the skills of young Armenians and expanding opportunities in the region. Today, GTech is the only educational institution in the area that provides training in IT technology.