LOS ANGELES—In collaboration with the Prime Ministry and Artsakh State University, Los Angeles based non-profit Scholars for Scientific, Educational, and Cultural Development announced last week that it has begun the process to establish a Computer Information Systems degree at Artsakh State University.
The new program will include basic CIS curriculum as well advanced courses in software design, database design, PHP, MySQL, Java and HTML5.
“Advancements in technology can become a catalyst for economic development and social change,” stated Dr. Razmig Shirinian, SSECD board member. “The degree program is the first of three goals we have identified in this new project, aptly named “iArtsakh.”
SSECD’s “iArtsakh” has already garnered the support of community members who will gather to extend their encouragement at the projects inaugural fundraiser on August 16th in Granada Hills, Calif. Further validating SSECD’s efforts as well as the demand for technological improvements, Artsakh Prime Minister Arayik Haroutyunyan has issued an official statement in support of the project and has extended favorable business incentives to attract technology investors to Artsakh.
“We plan to launch the degree program next year and require an estimated $20,000 per year to cover our share of expenses for 20 students and corresponding staff,” said Shirinian. “We hope to raise this amount at our August 16 fundraiser and ask for our community’s support.”
“iArtsakh,” a project of Scholars for Scientific, Educational, and Cultural Development, aims to advance the IT sector in Artsakh by promoting education, employment and empowerment. To RSVP for the August 16 fundraiser, to submit an application to join the board of directors or to contribute to “iArtsakh”, please call (818.957.1961). SSECD is exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax deductible. Please visit www.SSECD.org for add itional information.