Moldova- a hidden gem of tech talent?
With a lot of English-speaking specialists and emergence of new tech communities, with more than 26k professional software engineers employed in software development companies and 2k annual tech graduates, the Moldavian IT ecosystem is rapidly transforming into a more professional and mature industry.
Still doubting? Read some important insights on the Moldavian IT sector:
- Innovation: Multiple organizations (including USAID, ATIC – the Moldovan Association of IT Companies) in cooperation with local IT companies and the Technical University of Moldova are constantly launching new projects and events with focus on training and improvement of technical skills of the local talent pool (paid internships, conferences on web development subjects, ICT career orientations, university courses focused on specific trending languages/technologies, etc)
- Flexibility to target multiple markets: Moldavian specialists have multilingual capabilities and are generally competent in more than three languages. Most of them speak Romanian, Russian, English and the percentage of people speaking competent French and German is also steadily increasing. This provides flexibility in targeting various markets for IT services & products.
- New Training Models: Various new training models such as the one for rural senior school students and another to encourage workers from other sectors to switch to the ICT sector are gaining traction in Moldova.
- Funding and Technical Support: Development organizations (USAID, UNDP, World Bank, Austrian Development Agency, etc.) are keenly involved in improving ICT sector competitiveness in the country. Moldova has a healthy IT ecosystem, with several expert communities, IT clusters, hubs, innovation parks and accelerators.