Posts Tagged ‘gitc’


[GTech]: Birthright Armenia Volunteer Assists at GTech.

September 22, 2010

Mark Perdue, a volunteer with Birthright Armenia, is currently spending his two-month-long volunteer assignment at FAR’s Gyumri Information Technology Center, where he will assist the administration department until the end of October.

Born in Burlingame, Mark graduated from San-Francisco State University and has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a concentration in network administration. He now lives in San-Francisco.

“All the people I have met so far in Gyumri, have been some of the must generous and kind people I have come across,” he said when asked about his first impressions. “I was pleasantly surprised upon my first visit to Gtech. The equipment and the employees are top notch.”

Thank you, Mark for your generosity.


Credit: FAR Staff


[Web Wrap]: AVC Volunteers Foster Service, Leadership, and Community in Armenia.

September 22, 2010

Via The Armenian Weekly

YEREVAN—Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan once said, “No matter how big and powerful government gets, and the many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.” President Barack Obama recently concurred: “The need for action always exceeds the limits of government.” The Armenian Volunteer Corps (AVC) wholeheartedly agrees and apparently so do the volunteers who come to Armenia from all over the world.

Forty-three volunteers, from 21-55 years of age, came to Armenia this summer from Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Greece, United Kingdom, France, Jordan, and the United States. They served in governmental, private and non-profit sectors including, but not limited to, the Gyumri IT Center, Historic Armenian Houses, Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets, Gyumri Healthy Center, Caritas Armenia, Civilitas Foundation, Manana Youth Center, TUMO Center for Creative Technologies, Erebuni Hospital, ReAnimania Yerevan International Animation Film Festival, National Competitiveness Foundation, Journalists Club Asparez, Shirak Regional Museum of Archeology, Center for Health Services Research, American University of Armenia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Nagorno-Karabagh Republic, and the list goes on.

Please continue reading here.

The Gyumri Information Technology Center (GTech)


Credit: FAR Staff


[GTech]: New School Year Begins at Gyumri Information Technology Center.

September 20, 2010

GTech proudly announces the start of its new 2010-2011 academic year. This fall, 29 students are enrolled in GTech’s web technology and computer engineering programs. All newly admitted students completed their preliminary summer session for their program, which enabled them to prepare for their courses in September.

A GTech Class Room


Credit: FAR Staff

Last spring, 44 students graduated from the newly re-opened computer engineering department. Most of them have found jobs in the Pool and Virage Logic companies.

GTech welcomes each and every one of these new students and wishes them a great year.

FAR, in partnership with several technology companies, created GTech in 2005 with the goal of broadening the skills of young Armenians and expanding opportunities in the region. GTech also helps to bolster development by providing an incubator space for new start up IT businesses.

A GTech Class Room


Credit: FAR Staff


[FAR New York]: Job Opening.

July 29, 2010

Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR) is looking to hire a U.S.-based Project Manager who will lead the development and execution of the FAR Gyumri Information Technology Center (GTech) revenue-based service model.

The primary responsibilities of this position will be to interact remotely with our GTech graduates, students and staff in Armenia, and to assess goals and priorities for performing outsourcing work in software and web development projects located outside of Armenia (with a focus on the United States).

For more details please click here.


[GTech]: Grad Students Present Final Projects.

July 19, 2010

Fourteen GTech graduates presented their final theses to the institute’s board members, advisors, and other students last week. The projects reflected the students’ knowledge they’ve gained over the two years of their program and their ability to work with a team environment.

Topics, like a Gyumri Information Portal,, GTech Course Management System, and a Survey Research Tool will promote innovation in the Armenian Information Technology field.

For more information please visit GTech’s website.


Credit: FAR Staff


[Events]: GTech’s Hot Summer Fling Kicked Off the Season.

June 25, 2010

Last night’s event at Helen Mills was a huge success. Almost one hundred supporters of FAR and the Gyumri IT Center (GTECH) enjoyed a great night out, with food, drink, and great conversation amongst friends. GTech is truly changing economic opportunity in Gyumri for the better and we are spreading the word.

A big thank you to all who came and please stay tuned for our next event.


Credit: FAR Staff


[Events]: Tomorrow! GTech’s Hot Summer Fling Kicks-Off the Season.

June 23, 2010

Looking for a night out, a charitable cause, or just a great time with some friends?

FAR’s GTech Committee is sponsoring the Hot Summer Fling Thursday, June 24th from 8 to 11 pm. The event will take place at the trendy Helen Mills venue, located at 137W 26th street in New York City.

The party benefits FAR’s Gyumri IT Center (GTech) in Armenia, a center to train young Armenians for a 21st century global market. Those accepted to the school have a chance to lend a hand in the rebuilding of Gyumri’s economy, which faced a downturn following the 1988 earthquake. GTech offers skilled students courses in System Engineering and Project Management, Data Processing, Software Development, Networking, and System Administration. The program opened the doors to a new virtual lab this past December and welcomed a partnership for employment opportunities with Malcolm Sanders Management. It is a sign of new development in Armenia and aims to bolster Gyumri’s economy with trained professionals are positive. To learn more about the program click here.

Whether you are looking for a good time or a charitable cause, an invite is extended to all interested in GTech.

Tickets will be $75 (the average cost of a nice night out) until June 21st and $100 thereafter. A full open bar will hydrate guests, live music will entertain, and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

To RSVP, email or contact Samantha at 212.889.5150.