April 15, 2024 | Monday

Beneficiaries in focus: ICT for Kosovo’s Growth project trainees – Teuta Pajaziti Merovci

The EU-funded project ICT for Kosovo’s Growth organised the award certification ceremony for the 198 certified trainees who participated in the 300-hour advanced ICT training programme in seven training modules. The ICT training was delivered by experienced international and local trainers. 

Certificates were awarded to trainees who successfully completed the ICT training and passed the final examination. Among the trainees were students, graduates (Bachelor and Master) and employees with a wide range of profiles such as software developers, software engineers, database administrators, database analysts, database developers, cybersecurity engineers, security analysts, IT Managers, network engineers, data analysts, data science specialists, IT administrators, IT specialists.

“The EU’s aim is very clear, to foster innovation, to drive economic growth, increase participation in the labour market and facilitate the internationalisation of Kosovo’s ICT sector,” said Mr. Tomáš Szunyog, the EU’s Ambassador to Kosovo, who attended the award ceremony. 

We spoke to some of the trainees to learn how they will make use of the skills gained from this training. 

Teuta Pajaziti Merovci 

Teuta Pajaziti Merovci is a machinery engineer from Gjilan / Gnjilane. She was among the participants of the seventh semester of the training organised by the ICT for Growth project. In the process of completing her Master’s degree in Mechatronics, she decided to take the Artificial Intelligence course, considering her foundation of knowledge in the field of IT and Mathematics, which are the basis of understanding and further developing Artificial Intelligence. “In today’s world, Artificial Intelligence is much more than a technological progress; it is a mediation force determining today’s industries and rediscovering the ways we live and work. This is what motivated me to pick this course,” she says. 

The training equipped her with deeper knowledge into the complexities of Artificial Intelligence, looking at examples of its application in various sectors such as health, finances, banking and more. Ms. Pajaziti Merovci highlights the importance of learning how to apply Artificial Intelligence in her work, emphasising its use in different contexts such as coding, machine models development and data analysis. She will use the skills in her work as a banker to further improve her own performance as well as her work environment. 

“Not only will I benefit personally from the training, but the skills I gained will allow me to meaningfully contribute to advance the working conditions in the institution where I work. I will keep working to further develop professionally in this field, not only by gaining more practical and theoretical knowledge myself, but also sharing it with my peers”, she says.