2020 has forced everyone to embrace a new approach on education and the way future generations will learn. Teachers across the world are currently trying to keep students engaged in the virtual classrooms and on schedule with their offline activities. Our Codespring Mentoring Program shifted to an innovative online version too! Thanks to all the great mentors, teachers and professors we have embarked in our company’s educational program, we crossed a new mile in 2020! Happy World Teacher’s Day from Cluj-Napoca, Romania!
Education and Continuous Learning at SOFTECH
Founded in 1998, SOFTECH has acknowledged the importance of continuous learning and continuous education of its team members. Even if it is often difficult to make room for learning activities aside the daily project deliveries, it is an important activity for updating our teams software development skills set.
Initiated in the late months of 2010, Codespring Mentoring Program has enrolled more than 300 students in a set of 30 challenging projects with an output of 78 academic publications. A number of 48 software engineers from SOFTECH Cluj-Napoca have undertaken the mentor role and successfully coordinated their activities.
This educational program has been developed mainly in partnership with Babeș-Bolyai University, one one of Romania’s elite universities.
SOFTECH’s Mentoring Program Team Domains of Interest
The projects launched during a decade of mentoring at SOFTECH in Cluj-Napoca have always featured interesting research and study fields, so that both mentors and mentees can find it rewarding.
The list of projects fall under the following domains: software technology, verification and validation of software systems, modeling software systems, agile methodologies, IT-Strategies, artificial intelligence, complex systems, networks, advanced programming methods, web programming, build automation.
About World Teachers’ Day 2020
Since 1994, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. This Recommendation sets benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers and standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions. The Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher-Education Teaching Personnel was adopted in 1997 to complement the 1966 Recommendation by covering teaching and research personnel in higher education.
World Teachers’ Day is co-convened in partnership with UNICEF, the International Labour Organization and Education International. This year in particular, the joint statement from UNESCO, ILO, UNICEF and EDUCATION INTERNATIONAL is inspiring:
“In this crisis, teachers have shown, as they have done so often, great leadership and innovation in ensuring that #LearningNeverStops, that no learner is left behind. Around the world, they have worked individually and collectively to find solutions and create new learning environments for their students to allow education to continue. Their role advising on school reopening plans and supporting students with the return to school is just as important.” (- Joint statement from Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization, Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF, David Edwards, General Secretary, Education International on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day 2020)
Thank You Note
In such context, today we wish to officially congratulate all our mentors at SOFTECH and professors at the Babeș-Bolyai University for delivering an outstanding program across all these years!