On the 5th of December 2014, Codespring attended the 4th edition of the Connect-IT conference organized by the Information Management Cluster in Pécs. The event was hosted by the University of Pécs, in the Knowledge Center Conference Hall. Having the profile of a selected specialized event, Connect-IT 2014 focused on the cooperation between the private bodies of the ICT sector and the tertiary education institutions.
The conference hosted 60 guests and featured 9 speakers. The half-day agenda included interesting topics such as: the situation of ICT labor force in Hungary, European development programs for the industry, how to build an effective marketing for ICT companies, the role of IT services companies in higher education, IT Plus cluster role and vision.
Codespring’s COO, Mr. Walter Brem, talked about the experience of Codespring mentoring program over the years. The mentoring program is conceived as to open the doors for professional knowledge and hands-on experience required for an intensively growing IT career. “Our involvement in the preparation of the information technology students is a strategic act. At Codespring we do believe that an intensive cooperation among the education entities and private companies can lead to a more skilled and more job-ready labor pool.” – declares Mr. Brem.
Having a quite complex content, the mentoring program at Codespring spreads across the year and meets various goals:
- introduction in the field – for the youngest students and professional;
- research & development – for the students who are preparing their BSc and MSc dissertations or doctoral thesis;
- technical skills enhancement – for the young software engineers;
- competitiveness development – for the local Cluj IT community.
Codespring’s efforts for providing an adequate framework for future software engineers already bear fruit. Follow our news section to find out more on this topic.
About the Information Management Innovation Cluster
The Information Management Innovation Cluster was founded on 9 October 2008 in order to support its member companies’ uniform and technology-oriented development and to enhance their competitiveness both in the domestic and international product and labor market. There are two key areas where the enhancement of competitiveness is essential:
Internal competitiveness: development of employee retention and training competences
External competitiveness: enhancement of competitiveness in the product and service market
By addressing these challenges, the Cluster intends to provide added value enhancing services for both its founding members and new associates.