Tech Orda is a program aimed at developing human capital in the field of information and communication technologies. The program provides funding for IT training for individuals, stimulating the development of human resources and educational institutions.
Who can participate?
1. Programming schools
Legal entities and individual entrepreneurs registered in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
IMPORTANT: Schools apply directly through the Tech Orda program.
Individuals, residents of the Republic of Kazakhstan aged 18 to 35 years.
IMPORTANT: Students apply through programming schools, after forming a list of schools.
Procedure for the implementation of the Tech Orda program
FILING AN APPLICATION
REVIEW OF THE APPLICATION
COMPLETION OF ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS
FORMATION OF THE LIST
DISTRIBUTION OF QUOTAS
SELECTION OF STUDENTS
SUBMISSION OF A STUDENT LIST
OPENING AN ESCROW ACCOUNT
SUBMISSION OF THE REPORT
Programming schools fill out applications in Russian or Kazakh languages according to the form, a status of acceptance of the application and a notification with a registration number are sent to the email address.
If incomplete information is provided, Astana Hub rejects the application and returns it to the email address specified in the application with comments. The received notification of the return of the application does not preclude the resubmission of the application.
Astana Hub conducts screening within 5 calendar days from the date of completion of applications acceptance: it examines the application and documents for compliance with the criteria.
Based on the information received in the application, Astana Hub generates the data necessary for the algorithm in order to distribute quotas between programming schools.
As a result of data processing, the algorithm distributes quotas between programming schools, and Astana Hub forms a list of programming schools with the total number of quotas assigned by the algorithm.
The school of programming, which received quotas, announces the recruitment of students for the program and independently selects among the students.
The programming school submits a list of students to Astana Hub, according to the number of quotas allocated to it, confirming by an agreement between the programming school and the student.
The student opens a separate current account in the escrow mode in a second-tier bank and signs a tripartite agreement (student, Astana Hub, second-tier bank). A student cannot receive more than one quota for the period of the program.
By the end of each calendar month during the program, the programming school submits a report to the Astana Hub on the status of student learning.
FAQ for candidates - future students of the Schools of Programming:
Where can I apply for a grant for prospective students?
Applicants apply through the Schools of Programming, which will be selected to participate in the program. Each school will independently conduct the selection process.
Who Can Apply for a Tech Orda Grant?
Residents of Kazakhstan from 18 to 35 years old.
How are prospective students selected?
Each school will independently conduct the process of selecting students for courses. Astana Hub does not accept student applications.
When will it be possible to apply for the Candidates?
Applicants can apply for a grant to the Schools of Programming, the list of which will be determined by September 20, 2021. From September 20th, the acceptance of applications will begin on the official resources of the Schools of Programming.
Will there be a program next year?
Yes, the program is being launched in pilot mode this year and will run annually until 2025.
Do applicants who have received a grant have to work out after training?
No, this kind of counter-obligation is not provided.
What courses or specialties are there grants for?
The grant is allocated to the list of priority activities in the field of information and communication technology, link to the list.
How long is the Tech Orda grant study duration?
The training will take 6 months or more, it all depends on the Course and the School of Programming to which you applied.
How will the classes take place?
The format of training will also be determined by the Schools of Programming on the basis of the material and technical base, as well as taking into account the sanitary and epidemiological situation. However, offline training is a priority.
What is an escrow account and how to open it?
This is the client's bank account, where the payer deposits funds with the condition of blocking them, i.e. the account holder will not be able to make any debit transactions until he fulfills his obligations with the payer under the agreement. We will explain further instructions and rules for the Qualified Candidates.
FAQ for schools:
What is Quota?
The amount for the Course is up to 600,000 (six hundred thousand) tenge. The number of Quotas is distributed by a special algorithm among the Schools of the program participants, and then provided to the student to pay for the Course.
What is an algorithm and how does it work?
An Algorithm is a system of sequential operations designed to achieve transparency in the distribution of the number of Quotas among the Program Participants. The algorithm takes into account data such as classroom area, request for quotas, tuition fees and salaries of graduates or students of the Schools.
What criteria will be used to select Programming Schools?
There are four requirements for Schools: ✔️Be a registered legal entity or individual entrepreneur, and have relevant experience and OKED;
✔️Lack of debt in the tax authorities;
✔️ Own or rent appropriate property for teaching;
✔️ Availability of courses and training programs corresponding to the list of priority areas of ICT activities.
Acceptance of applications from Schools until September 10, 2021.