April 15, 2024 | Monday

Beneficiaries in focus: ICT for Kosovo’s Growth project trainees – Tringa Baftiu

The EU-funded project ICT for Kosovo’s Growth organized 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 was present at the award ceremony. 

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

Tringa Baftiu

Tringa Baftiu is a Computer and Software Engineering student at the University of Pristina. Since the beginning of her academic journey, she has been a passionate explorer of opportunities and developments in the field of information technology and application development. It was this passion of hers to further improve and expand her knowledge in the field of information technology and application development, that motivated her to become part of the ICT for Kosovo’s Growth training. Her selected course was Java Enterprise and Mobile Development, which helped her understand and learn the Java coding language. 

She highlights the importance of learning through direct practice facilitated by experts. Through practical experience, Baftiu gained knowledge about the latest methodologies in Java Enterprise and Mobile Development as well as a deeper understanding of the advanced applications architecture as well as methods and techniques used in the development of mobile and web-based applications. 

“I see a wide range of benefits from this training, not only professional but also personal, such as effective communication, time management and professional growth. It is of utmost importance to get to learn and share in a community of other information technology professionals,” she says.