Learn IT. Free courses for high school students opened in the country

Pupils in grades 8-11 throughout Russia will study modern programming languages ​​free of charge in a two-year course. Classes will be held in leading educational organizations online, and students will also be able to master the program offline — on the basis of the sites of your city.

In 2022, start training on the project "Code of the Future" will be able to 100 thousand schoolchildren across the country. They got this opportunity thanks to the national project “Digital Economy”

“Code of the Future” teaches to think

Education will be completely free, but for participation, everyone will have to pass an entrance test. Either the student himself, or his parent or legal representative can apply on the State Services portal. It is important that the applicant has a verified account. You need to pass the entrance test on the  platform of the educational organization within within five days from the date of receiving the link.

  Students will not only learn promising programming languages in the IT industry — such as JavaScript, C#, Python, C++, 1C, — but and will get a good base for final exam preparation, understanding of how IT teams work and the opportunity to develop the first project, — said Acting Rector of the University 2035, General Director of the NTI Project Support Fund Vadim Medvedev. — This will help the guys to decide on the future development trajectory in  IT».

The courses are aimed at learning modern programming languages. The volume is 144 academic hours — project participants will have two years to master the program.

Schoolchildren in grades 8-11 will be taught by the most experienced and qualified educational organizations, the programs of which were openly selected by University 2035, the operator of the “Code of the Future” project: Yandex, Uchi.ru, Innopolis University, 1C Obrazovanie, Maximum Education, Academy « Enlightenment”, “School of Programmers”, “Algorithmics”.

“Teaching programming in the  school forms in teenagers the ability to learn and adapt more comfortably to adult life, — tells pYulia Guseva, Head of the Center for Specialized IT Training at Innopolis University. — Additional IT education teaches children to think independently, develops their analysis skills and develops a creative approach to solving problems. Motivation to  learning is reinforced by the opportunity to apply the acquired knowledge during the creation of your project».

According to the plan of the federal project “Development of the personnel potential of the IT industry” national project “Digital Economy” at least 1.2 million Russian schoolchildren will be trained under the Code of the Future project and will be able to learn modern programming languages ​​for free by 2030 by the year.

The project is organized by the Ministry of Digital Development of the Russian Federation as part of the federal project “Development of human resources in the IT industry” national project “Digital Economy”. The project is operated by University 2035.

Preparing to change the future

In the Altai Territory, the IT-Cube digital education center, the Altai State Pedagogical University and the Altai Industrial and Economic College became such platforms. “First, students must pass a preliminary test. The training lasts two years: children will learn various programming languages, work with teachers, do homework, take exams, & nbsp; & mdash; told Director of the Altai Institute of Digital Technologies and  Evaluation of the Quality of Education Mikhail Ryazanov. — Graduates of this project will have high programming competences suitable for work in the country's leading IT companies».

In the Perm Territory, one of regional venues of the "Code of the Future" became secondary school No. 77. «Today, more than ever, the high-tech industry needs qualified personnel, so we are happy to use new forms of education — in in particular, creating projects, working in a team. All this prepares the guys to work in real startups that are aimed at changing our future», — says Headmaster Elena Ikonnikova. Participation in joint projects and communication with like-minded people — this is a great development opportunity for kids.

In the  Krasnodar Territory, training will be held at the  Center for Digital Education of Children "IT-Cube" on the basis of the Gymnasium № 87.

 We offer two programs — for beginner and advanced levels, — says principal of the gymnasium Alla Botvinovskaya. — Based on the results of entrance examinations, groups will be formed with a capacity of no more than 12 persons in each. Training at on the basis of our site will be held in full-time additional format, in the first and second shifts, so that the guys are not distracted from the main schedule. For both programs, classes will be held twice a week, for two academic hours».

Big Step

«Project «Code of the Future» — a big step towards strengthening the curriculum in mathematics and computer science. In  2021-2022, thanks to state support, more than 10 thousand people have already completed online programming courses. schoolchildren. Pupils of schools and gymnasiums from Belgorod, Novgorod, Kaluga, Tula, Orenburg, Nizhny Novgorod regions, Penza regions, the Republics of Bashkortostan, Tatarstan and Sakha (Yakutia) studied at the courses.

Schoolboy Egor TalkerFrom  Belgorod Region, thanks to his training, he decided on a profession: he sees himself as a specialist in Data Science or web and desktop development. Wants to develop in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Learn programming languages ​​at Code of the Future project it was not easy, but interesting: at that time, Yegor was in 7th grade, and on the course they used mathematics of 11th grade and the first year of university. I came to courses with experience, knew the Python programming language well and began to learn the C# language. In addition, behind Egor had a lot of practice, independent mini-projects, and three years of study at Quantorium technopark.

Ksenia Voronova from  The Republic of Tatarstan, thanks to the course, successfully coped with solving problems at the USE in informatics. The knowledge gained helped with admission. Ksenia was able to get into the second round of the grant competition for enrollment in Innopolis University and received a 100% grant for studying with scholarship.

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