Working group of the project
Antoshchuk Svetlana Grigoryevna, the Dr.Sci.Tech., professor, the director ICS, the project coordinator in ONPU;
Brovkov Vladimir Georgiyevich, Dr.Sci.Tech., professor, manager. ICs departments;
Pashkovsky Nikolay Lyudvikovich, senior lecturer, director of UPTsA "IT SEA";
The Kalashnikov Victoria Valeryevna (till 2014), the engineer of center "IT Incubator".
The center of "IT SEA" is a part of the Ukrainian network of the specialized educational research and production centers of outsourcing (UNPTsA, from English OSTPC — Outsourcing Training and Production Center) created within TEMPUS-проекта IHSITOP. Tasks of these centers — project implementation coordination, involvement of experts, students, graduate students, teachers to execution of practical jobs and training.
The main idea of the IHSITOP project consists in establishment and strengthening of ties between higher education institutions as sources of experts in the field of information technologies and the enterprises as customers of services in this sphere. Special attention at the same time is paid to the form of their interaction — to outsourcing.
Outsourcing is rather new, but already quite popular model of interaction of the customer in Ukraine and the performer. It has a row of advantages in comparison with the accepted model — hiring of the expert in staff of the company — and is more favorable to the enterprises which have no constant flow of tasks for such expert. At the same time, cooperation by the project on an outsourcing basis allows the expert to expand and diversify a circle of the tasks, so, to avoid specialization in the narrow sphere and to be aware of quickly changing IT industry opportunities.
In turn, cooperation with the IT companies on the basis of outsourcing gives to higher education institutions one more opportunity: use of the theoretical knowledge gained during training on practical tasks. Future experts, working under the leadership of teachers on projects for the enterprises, receive skill of team working and learn the price to themselves as to professionals in the market of IT services. Thus, the student of higher education institution by the time of release is more prepared for requirements which will be imposed to it by the selected profession.
Events within the project
December, 2012 — an involvement at the first constituent meeting of partners of the project (Klagenfurt, Austria).
February, 2013 — an involvement in the round desktop concerning IT outsourcing (Hamburg, Germany).
October, 2012 — March, 2013 — development and acceptance of methodology and the strategy of IT outsourcing in ONPU.
October, 2012 — June, 2013 — development of documentation for creation of center of IT outsourcing in ONPU.
June, 2013 — purchase of the equipment for the organization of center of IT outsourcing in Odessa.
June, 2013 — an involvement in opening of center of IT outsourcing on the basis of HNURE and in the first international scientific and practical conference "Cooperation between Universities and Enterprises in IT Outsourcing" (ICCUBITO 2013) devoted to opening of center.
August, 2013 — signing of documentation for creation of center of IT outsourcing.
On September 1, 2013 — the center base.
On October 31, 2014 — a ceremonial opening of center in new location.