Match it Program

Providing ICT talent to companies at Ideon Science Park and beyond!

MatchIT has been designed to provide companies in Skåne and Blekinge with ICT educated students. The expected level of competence is at or above yrkeshögskola. After the first successful MatchIT round which is now complete, the second round with a 34 week full time education conducted at Lunds University and 10 weeks internship at companies around Skåne and Blekinge has also come to an end.

Students had an interest in IT, and came from different backgrounds, experiences and levels of education and became a part of the program. The course at Lunds University was designed to complement this background with hand-picked courses taken from the civil engineering program at Lunds University.

The focus in the second batch has been on Java and SQL. The participants also learned to work with Agile methods like Scrum and XP. Students went through a more advanced course in Java where they learned to create their own data structure and understand basic mobile development under Android. They also learned Database Technology in MySQL with a traditional approach. All parts of the program consisted of lectures, exercises, labs and real-world case-work linked to companies. The participants are ready for employment now that the internship has ended.

Durre Shewar Malik

Project Manager MatchIT, Ideon Science Park

Who has it been for?

MatchIT is an EU funded program designed to provide supplemental ICT skills to newcomers to Sweden who already have some kind of ICT education, skills or experience. Round one and two has been a big success. We are not running more programmes since MatchIT is a project for method develeopment.
We still have access to trained developers. You can get more information from your local Arbetsförmedlingen office.

More on the program at Region Skåne

Who’s involved?

There are five organizations involved at this time including the European Social Fund (ESF). Region Skåne is the project owner, the Swedish Employment Agency (Arbetsförmedlingen) has been involved with the recruitment of the students and is also partnering in signing up interested companies. Lund University will be the education provider and Ideon Science Park has provided a network of companies who are interested in accepting an intern as well as
participate in other activities.

Internship

The goal of MatchIT program, batch two, has been to find internships for all the candidates who pass their tests and complete the stages of the program.
The internship lasted 10 weeks.
Also, we provided a suggested structure for those who do not have much experience working with interns.
The goal with these internships was, provided they work out well for both parties, that the interns will be offered jobs at the completion of the 10 weeks.

Durre Shewar Malik

Durre Shewar Malik

Project Manager MatchIT

Contact us!

Do you want to hire or welcome an intern with this background and experience?

Contact our project manager Durre Shewar Malik to find out more!

You can also join our LinkedIn group to keep up with the latest news! 

About the process

Current status

The first round has been completed successfully and round 2 has started already. Right now the programme has started and education will end in February 2020. Internships will start right after that for 10 weeks.

Future Plans

We want these candidates that completed our accelerated learning programme to be prepared to get hired.

Company Involvement

Ideon Science Park is proud to be part of this project and is actively looking for companies who wants to make a difference. We will provide with a structure if you are unfamiliar with how to take in interns or hire junior developers.

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