Yesterday, the entrance exam for the new generation of students was held at the Information Technology School (ITS).
The fact that we have seen ten generations of successful ITS graduates, was a sufficient motivation for future students and their senior colleagues to make the competition for enrolling at ITS one that makes us proud and gives us the right to expect top-notch results from the new generation.
This year, due to great interest, we are once again the only private higher education institution in Serbia with a qualifying entrance exam, which is yet another indicator of the high level of trust we have been building for over a decade. Although once again the highest number of candidates applied for the Information Technology program, the students showed immense interest in other programs, as well: Information Systems, Electronic Business and Computer Multimedia.
It is a well-known fact that professions in IT and e-business are far superior to others in terms of employment options and earnings, and that these areas provide a dynamic career, diverse tasks, unusual work environment, as well as everything else that matters to new generations who perceive work ethics in a different fashion. Apart from security, young people also want a successful and dynamic career, and we are pleased they have chosen ITS as their partner on this path.
Former students’ achievements inspire new generations
Constant achievements of our students and regular investments in our ever-improving standards are the reasons why new generations have placed their trust in ITS. Still, no argument is more convincing than the statistics showing that as much as 93.15% of the students are successful. Out of that percentage, 85.48% are employed in their chosen field, while 7.67% have continued their education.
At ITS, future IT experts are provided with state-of-the-art equipment, highly qualified teaching staff and first-rate practical work throughout their studies.
A new system for the entrance exam
– The candidates take two tests via software testing, and there is also a practical part in which they take standard, written math tests. Software testing is used for computer technology and English. However, we have placed special emphasis on the third part of the exam, where students do tasks related to practical problem solving. This way, we want to encourage their creativity and see the way they think – said Goran Radić, executive manager at ITS.
This year, the entrance exam at ITS will take a slightly different form, meaning that the students will take a specially designed math test aimed at developing functional thinking.
– The tasks in our math test are 70% application, and 30% reasoning and communication. The students are first taken aback by the test, as throughout their education they haven’t seen math in a real context. In our tests, the focus is not on counting, but on modelling, i.e. you model the problem so as to find the solution – added math professor at ITS Ivan Anić.
What do the candidates say?
It’s interesting and positive that each year more and more girls opt for ITS, thus reducing the gap between the number of men and women at our school. One of them is Bojana Jovanović who graduated from Information Technology High School (ITHS) and, as a straight-A student, was awarded an ITS incentive. Bojana has nothing but praise for ITHS, and expects nothing but the best at ITS.
– I am delighted with my experience at ITHS. We learned a lot from the teachers, and this is primarily knowledge that we can apply in our careers later on. This is why I decided to continue my education at ITS. I’ve opted for the Computer Multimedia program, as it enables students to express their creativity. I expect to have the same interesting experience I had in high school; namely, I expect to work hard to gain new knowledge and experience, all the while having fun. I think ITS provides a great opportunity for development, and the best students can become a part of the Comtrade team – said Bojana.
Greater interest for IT among girls is one of the most positive things we attest to each year, and we are delighted to watch how one breaks down the stereotype about IT being a male profession.