LINK Educational Alliance
We consider socially responsible business to be one of the most important segments of our work. Therefore, each year we organize a series of charity events and projects helping the development of young talents and entrepreneurship in Serbia, enhance education and culture, and strive to display responsibility in our society. This is why we have launched LINK Learning Foundation, through which we provide financial support for education at our institutions. Some of the projects we have carried out so far include: free education for disabled people, the LINK2job job fair, creating the teslaways.rs website. We have also supported the following projects – Tesla Ways, LINK Business Incubator and LINK Apprentice Program. In addition, we regularly organize free seminars on Saturdays, for all those who wish to expand their knowledge. Finally, our students have visited drop-in centres and children’s shelters.
We would like as many people as possible to have the opportunity to receive quality education that leads to certain success. In order to increase everyone’s chances of finding employment, during 2013 we gave eight free education programs for persons with disabilities residing in Serbia, and six in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Romania each. For this campaign, we provided assets worth 40,000 euros. The advantage of this kind of education is that the entire training will take place online, and the campaign was met with great public support and interest. In this way, we wanted to help persons with disabilities to acquire practical knowledge from the fields of business and information technology, which will strengthen them as competitors on the job market and support them in becoming the employer’s first choice for many positions in modern business.
The biannual (winter and summer) coDEsign festival focused on teaching computer programming and design is ideal for those who want to learn more about IT and gain some new insight and skills. The coDEsign festival is hosted by the ITS, LINK Group and Comtrade. This unique IT festival is primarily but not exclusively meant for secondary school students. Anyone looking to master the basics of computer programming, design, online marketing and analytics, setting up and designing websites, making video games or just improve their IT skills and learn about current IT trends is more than welcome.
Our mission is to let as many people as possible learn some new and useful things, and stay up to date with new requirements in the market and modern business. We organize free Saturday seminars intended for all who want to learn and advance themselves. Transmission of these seminars can be viewed live via live stream, from any place people might find themselves. In the last year, free seminars by LINK Center for Career Development were viewed by 8,000 people. Topics are always current and in accordance with market trends, which is why they are always a subject of great interest. We think that the new age cannot be entered without constant advancement and acquiring of new skills, and we decided to bring along as many people as we can.
As Nikola Tesla was a great scientist who greatly contributed to the field of modern communication and the Internet through his remote control patent, this is one of our ways of repaying that debt to him. Our students at ITAcademy made and gave a website to the project of cultural-tourist route “Tesla Ways”. This is a project of national importance and promotes Serbia’s industrial heritage and renewable energy sources; supports tourist and industrial development of entire regions in Serbia. The importance of the project of establishing "Tesla Ways" was highlighted by as many as four ministries: Ministry of Culture and Information, Ministry of Finance and Economy’s tourism department, Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, and Ministry of Energetics.
Last year, ITHS students visited children in the Belgrade shelter, as well as the little ones in the Zvečanska home. They spent time with the children staying there and gave them presents collected in the humanitarian campaign at our school – children’s clothing, shoes, sweets, soft drinks and notebooks.
Our students regularly participate in spending time and providing help for those who need it most, and the little ones always greet them with smiles on their faces, happy for the opportunity to spend time with them again and share nice moments.
Not only do we provide advanced and modern education, we also provide a chance for excellent ideas to develop into successful business projects. Within LINK Center for Career Development, we have provided the necessary resources, made available the knowledge and advice of our experts, in order to enable projects with big potential to assume an important position on the market and bring independence and increase in profit to their founders.
”Business Leadership for Digital Economy” is a unique project of support for young entrepreneurs and their original business ideas. It is our vision that, with support to entrepreneurs with original ideas, willingness and motivation for work and success, great things can be achieved, and economic and material situation of the entire country improved.
We started the LINK Apprentice Program project in order to provide an opportunity to the young, ITAcademy and BusinessAcademy students, as well as ITS students, to gain practical experience, working in real business conditions at an international company. A number of candidates have taken part in this program thus far, and gained precious work experience at LINK group, which is verified by appropriate certificates, and some of them are now employed at our company. Now, for the first time, this program will be open to all young people who want to advance themselves, not only to our students. Those who make the shortlist will have a unique opportunity to be a part of our team and get a chance to learn something new, complement their qualifications and biography, meet and cooperate with new people, and advance professionally.