Bulgarian Training Center New Horizons Has Trained 3 100 Georgian IT Specialists

In 2020, the training center New Horizons Bulgaria, as a part of the consortium “ICT Training Georgia” DZZD, formed between Space Cad Ltd. and NH Bulgaria Ltd., won a Georgian public tender for the supply of online IT training. The Bulgarian learning center was selected among applicants from the USA, India, Belarus, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Romania, Georgia, and Bulgaria. The criteria for selecting the training provider were extremely strict, with the most important aspects being the experience of the instructors and the training center, recommendations from previous projects, quality of the proposed implementation plan – approach and methodology, a realistic work plan, a balanced team with the right combination of skills.

The project took place under the auspices of the Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency (GITA) and was sponsored by the World Bank.

The main purpose of the project was to train and certify 3,000 Georgian IT professionals in 17 different IT directions (see below).

The project commenced in October 2020 and successfully ended in March 2023. The New Horizons Bulgaria training center has led 169 trainings on 47 different topics and involved a total of 46 lecturers in the project, who on average have 15 years of experience in the IT field.

The trainings were held entirely in an online environment and the New Horizons Bulgaria team:

  • carried out the selection of candidate students, reviewing and evaluating over 20 500 applications;
  • conducted entrance assessments to determine the current level of knowledge on each topic;
  • registered 3 507 approved students and formed 169 course groups;
  • delivered trainings in the English language according to the schedule, with 3 101 students completing their training;
  • developed exit assessments for the end of each training, guaranteeing a better preparation of the students for the international certification exams;
  • provided vouchers for international exams to 2 212 students who achieved a higher than 70% success rate in the exit assessment test.

The project has attained outstanding success, with 64% of the students who have received the vouchers, successfully passing the international certification exam. In this way, project participants have repeatedly improved their future career prospects.

Thanks to this project, Georgia will empower the competitiveness of its IT potential on the international market, increase innovative activities among small and medium-sized enterprises, individual entrepreneurs and IT enthusiasts, as well as incentivize their active participation in the country’s digital economy.

“We are very proud to take part in such large-scale and strategically important initiatives at the international level. Participation in this project contributes to the accumulation of unprecedented experience in the delivery of multi-component training programs. This experience can be used both for the IT market of Bulgaria and for countries and companies from abroad,” says Nikolay Penev, CEO of New Horizons Bulgaria.

Trainings led by New Horizons Bulgaria in this project:
  1. Project Management and Business Analysis (PRINCE2® Foundation | PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® | IT Business Analyst);
  2. Front-end Programming (JavaScript and Front-End Frameworks);
  3. Back-end Programming (C#, ASP.NET | C/C++ | Python+Django | PHP Laravel | Java+Spring | Node.JS);
  4. Microsoft Certification (Microsoft Azure Administrator (AZ-104), Microsoft Azure Architect (AZ-305), Microsoft Data Analyst (DA-100));
  5. Linux Certification (Linux Administrator | Linux Engineer);
  6. Cisco Certification (DEVASC | CCNA | DEVCOR | ENCOR | SCOR);
  7. Virtualization (Professional VMware vSphere 7.x (2V0-21.20));
  8. Blockchain Technology (Blockchain Fundamentals | Blockchain Development | Cryptocurrency Fundamentals);
  9. Cybersecurity (EC-Council Certified Security Specialist (ECSS) | CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 | Cybersecurity Ethical Hacker (CEH) v.11);
  10. Computer Aided Design and Engineering (CAD/CAM | CAE);
  11. AI/ML and Data Science (AI Solution on Azure | Data Science Solution on Azure);
  12. Mobile and Game Development (Associate Android Developer | iOS App Development with Swift | React Native | Unity 3D Certified Associate);
  13. UX/UI Design (UX & UI Design Jumpstart);
  14. DevOps (DevOps with Jenkins | DevOps Kubernetes Application Developer | DevOps Fundamentals);
  15. QA Engineering (QA Functional Testing | QA Automation Testing) ;
  16. Cloud Services (AWS Solutions Architect Associate | Google Associate Cloud Engineer);
  17. IT Service Management (ITIL®4 Foundation).

What students say:

I passed my certification exam at Java, I just want to thank New Horizons and especially Simeon Angelov for teaching & helping me through this journey. Without his good communication and teaching skills, I wouldn’t be able to learn so much and wouldn’t pass the exam either. I appreciate his teaching skills and dedication which helped us not only to pass the exam but to learn new features of Java.“

George Kazazishvili

„I passed the certification exam on IT Specialist JavaScript with excellence and scored 67 out of 70. I want to thank everyone who was involved in this program and especially Mr. Svetlomir Miloslavov who was a really great instructor.“

Zura Khutishvili

„The trainer Sava Nikolov is an amazing guy! He made everything in C++ very easy to understand and made sure that everyone was following what he was saying. Overall being taught by him was a very enjoyable experience!”

Nikoloz Latsabidze

About Space Cad:

Since 1996, Space Cad has been delivering state-of-the-art software engineering solutions to manufacturing and development companies seeking competitive growth through highly efficient workflows. Space Cad Ltd. is a company owned by DAVID Holding AD (IT company, develops and provides software solutions and services for the needs of the state and municipal administration, industry, energy and service providers).

About New Horizons Bulgaria:

New Horizons Bulgaria is a training center for IT and business trainings with more than 21 years of experience, over 42 000 trained students, as well as 33 international and national awards. The provided trainings cover areas of study such as: PMP, Scrum, Lean Six Sigma, Red Hat, Web and Application Development, Software Testing, Microsoft®, Cisco®, Leadership Development, Information Security, DevOps.