UNIT Factory, which has launched a fundamentally new format of education for IT-specialists in Ukraine, is completing its work in Kyiv. The initiator of the unique institution was the K.Fund foundation in partnership with the French School 42. The first set took place at the end of 2016 and caused a real stir — for the first 300 places more than 13 thousand applications were processed. In total, over a thousand students have joined UNIT Factory in recent years.
Osvitoria provided educational consulting to UNIT Factory (format selection and project launch) and selected students. For the selection procedure, we have created many effective filters based on our own experience and the methods of the French school. The selection did not factor in the diplomas or results of the EIT (External Independent Testing). Everything depended solely on the skills and motivation of young people.
The Ukrainian institution worked 24/7, which allowed each student to master the material at their own pace and rhythm, considering their own productivity peaks. Another feature of the Kyiv IT factory was that the program of development of skills of interpersonal communication and work with people (soft skills) was organically built into the educational process. On average, depending on individual abilities, training at UNIT Factory lasted from two to three years.
Given the unfavorable current economic situation, the founders decided to close the Kyiv project in May 2020. Under the partnership arrangements, students who have not completed the full course of study will receive certificates of achievement and will be able to continue their studies on other campuses of the School 42’s global network.