Holberton School Launches in Azerbaijan!

A new door opens between Eastern Europe and West Asia for our Network of schools

We are very excited to announce that Azerbaijan is partnering with Holberton School to develop their human capital in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). In Azerbaijan, the program is powered by Pasha Holding and the Innovation and Digital Development Agency (IDDA), that has undertaken a series of initiatives to increase the number of skilled professionals in tech. Hosting a Holberton School in Azerbaijan stands as a significant step towards the implementation of a digital landscape in the country.

The arrival of Holberton School is fully supported by the Ministry of Digital Development and Transport, Rashad Nabiyev. “The development of human capital in the field of ICT is one of our priorities. We met with delegations from Harbor.Space University and Holberton School. They are famous for their innovative approaches to education around the world. We discussed common goals for training professional personnel in our country in the field of ICT and explored partnership opportunities,” the minister said.

“We take immense pride in being a part of Azerbaijan’s journey towards innovation and technological advancement. The students of Holberton School will be the contributors and innovators who will shape the future of technology and Azerbaijan” stated Florian Bucher, the CEO of the Holberton School Network. 

Foundations of Computer Science and Software Engineering will be the first program offered by Holberton School Azerbaijan. It is a 9-month full time program that gives students a very solid base to get jobs as Junior Software Engineers, even if they have not had any programming experience in the beginning of the program. Holberton School welcomes all motivated and dedicated students, no matter their background or previous professional experience. 

“This partnership between the IDDA and the Holberton School marks a pivotal moment for us. Our goal within this initiative is to provide premier opportunities for the young minds of Azerbaijan”, said Inara Valiyeva, Acting Chairperson at the IDDA.

Holberton School Azerbaijan powered by IDDA and Pasha Holding Group of Companies, and offers a range of advantages:
Scholarship-based ICT Education: Applicants to the program gain a unique opportunity toreceive specialized ICT training through scholarships. 60 people who successfully complete thethe selection process get a scholarship that covers 100 percent of the tuition fee. After masteringfoundational skills in the first 9 months, students can work as junior software engineers or pursueadvanced specialization opportunities presented by the program.

Inclusivity: Holberton School’s program is designed to cater to participants with varying levels of ICT knowledge and skills. The curriculum does not require extensive prior experience or expertise in the field. It can be done without any previous computer science knowledge.

Professional Development: Graduates of the program will possess the skills to become highly specialized professionals in the ICT field. Many previous graduates have successfully embarked on fulfilling careers by producing real-world projects and initiatives aligned with their expertise.

Peer-to-Peer Learning: This approach allows students to collaborate in team-based settings, enhancing their understanding and integration of the educational program.

This deliberate selection of Holberton School for this crucial developmental path is not coincidental. The Holberton School Network, renowned for providing high-quality technological programs with innovative and practical methodologies, shapes the future ICT workforce with its beginning in Silicon Valley. Since its inception in 2016, the network has expanded to 33 campuses across 4 continents, welcoming over 3,500 students. Most graduates have secured career opportunities in internationally influential companies such as LinkedIn, Google, Tesla, Apple, Docker, Cisco, IBM, Santander Bank, and others.

Embark in this exciting journey with us! Apply today at www.holbertonschool.com/apply More info at www.holbertonschool.com