Posts Tagged ‘gtech’


[GTech]: GTech Opens a New Laboratory.

November 17, 2010

By Hripsime Papoyan

The Gyumri Information Technology Center (GTech) recently unveiled its brand new Sun Laboratory on November 13. Guests, students, FAR and GTech staff members, along with journalists, celebrated during the opening ceremony.

The new laboratory, which is dedicated to its benefactors Dikran and Nadya Gyulmezgil, will enable GTech students to learn the new Solaris operation system. GTech’s executive director, students and staff members all showed their appreciation.

“I’d like to thank Mr. Gyulmezgil for opening the Sun laboratory, which, by enabling us to learn the Solaris system allows us to apply our theoretical knowledge in a practical way. It’s another way that GTech gives us a unique opportunity to become competitive IT specialists,” said Sirarpi Manukyan, a second-year student in the Web Technologies Department.

The entire staff of GTech thank the donors for their generosity and support.

The New Sun Lab at GTech.

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GTech and FAR Gyumri staff meet with Mr. Gyulmezgil.

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[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.


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[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.

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The Gyumri Information Technology Center (GTech)


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[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


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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


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[GTech]: More Qualified IT Experts for Armenia.

August 2, 2010

After two years of hard work and dedication, 14 Gyumri Information Technology Center students received their diplomas during a graduation ceremony at Gyumri’s Cinema October Hall this month. Instructors, alumni, family and friends from Gyumri and Yerevan filled the room. The day was a fitting close to their program, but also a wonderful commencement of a new chapter in the lives of these now highly qualified IT experts who have a better chance of exceling in their field. GTech staff members and everyone at FAR wish these graduates the very best.


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As the only educational institution in the area, which provides training in information technology, GTech has brought new opportunity and growth to Armenia and it has given Armenians the skills they need to take part in this growing industry since 2005.


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[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).

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[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