Ukraine and Estonia continue to develop the Ukrainian information system AIKOM (EMIS) for education management in terms of improving its vocational education module. The parties to the project consider it a successful example of cooperation between the private and public sectors.

Krabu Grupp, having received support for the development of the system in 2023, has taken an important step in modernising the information system of education management in Ukraine. Ukraine’s vocational education management has received a new module EMIS, which enables the collection, control, analysis and publication of data on the country’s vocational education sector. A product was created as part of the project, the main users of which are the Ministry of Education and Research, local education management bodies, educational institutions and other entities of vocational education in Ukraine.

“Reliable statistical and administrative data provided by the system are the basis for planning and shaping education policies, taking into account the needs of the modern digital society. I am glad that we can contribute to the achievement of Ukraine’s goals in ensuring transparency at various levels of state and public life. An important milestone is now behind us, but we still have a lot of work to do,” said Kati Krabu, Member of the Board of Krabu Grupp.

The project is supported by the Estonian Centre for International Development (ESTDEV). The goal of the project is to support the development of Ukraine on its way to a democratic rule of law, using the best practices from Estonia.

“Even in the current difficult situation, the education sector of Ukraine continues to develop, and our goal is to support the country in every way on its path to a digital society. Estonia is a successful example of digitalisation of education in the world, and we are happy to share our experiences with our Ukrainian colleagues,” said Lauri Luht, Head of ESTDEV’s Eastern Partnership Office.

The education information system AIKOM is intended for organizing all kinds of activities in the collection and processing of data from educational institutions in digital format, including the creation of electronic data archives, automatic management of information collection procedures, control of management discipline and administration of information processing business processes.

“The creation of the information system for vocational education management has made it possible to simplify access to relevant information and automate data collection procedures. The goal of the new project is to synchronize EMIS data with the unified national electronic education database and to visualize statistical data for making management decisions in the field of vocational education. The updated approach to working with data in EMIS allows all interested parties to receive up-to-date data in a convenient and detailed graphic presentation,” said Irõna Šumik, Director General of the Vocational Education Directorate of the Ministry of Education and Science.

As Kati Krabu emphasized, participation in this project is important for the company from both a commercial and a social and civic aspect, as a modern information system in the field of vocational education will be another step in the ongoing reforms in Ukraine on its way to the development of high-quality vocational education that meets the rapidly changing needs of the labour market in modern society.

The vocational education module EMIS was created within the European program EU4Skills, which aims to support vocational education in Ukraine. The project continues in cooperation with ESTDEV where Ukrainian projects are a priority area of activity.

Krabu Grupp has been providing communication and digital transformation services for over 10 years. The company provides the creation of complete turnkey solutions as well as various digitalisation service packages for organisations of various IT maturity levels. Krabu Grupp is currently implementing digital transformation projects for companies and public sector organisations in Estonia, Ukraine, Finland and Tanzania.