AKADO Telecom sponsors national IT Olympics for school students
AKADO Telecom (COMCOR OAO) has sponsored the May 17 finals of the Russian National IT Olympics for school students, a tournament held under the aegis of the national Education project
The National IT Olympics were opened by the event hosts and partners: Vladimir Zotov, Prefect of Moscow’s Southeast District; Ludmila Yurasova, deputy head of the Federal Communications Agency; chiefs of the Southeast District Department of Education, Department of Culture and Media Center; President of the Moscow Technical University of IT and Telecommunications; Director of the Cisco training center; and other officials and company executives.
The purpose of the National IT Olympics is to find and encourage young talent, help those youngsters who are thinking about a career in IT, and popularize technical knowledge of IT and telecommunications. 220 students from 17 schools, aged between 14 and 18, signed up for the tournament. 155 of them passed the online screening test (District Olympic Playoffs) on May 12, 2008. 30 school kids made it to the finals.
The tournament consisted of three
“It is only natural that AKADO Telecom wanted
to be part of the National IT Olympics,” said COMCOR
General Director Denis Lobanov. “The professionals who will build
and implement tomorrow’s technology have to be trained today. Today’s
school kids, those who take part in tournaments like these,
can become such professionals. We’ll be happy to welcome
Support for the National IT Olympics is not the first
social initiative for AKADO Telecom, which has been partners
with Moscow’s education authorities for years. The company has provided
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