At the beginning of the 2000s, the concept of Informatics came into our lives with all its mystery and speed, and because of its attractive and complicated nature, it brought with it various unpredictable dangers and challenges. Unfortunately, the world of computers and the Internet is an unlimited medium that needs to be approached with such care that it cannot be learned healthily through experimentation.
The strategic importance of information technologies without borders at the welfare level of humanity cannot be denied in our world, which has become a global village. All societies are in a constant race to use and develop information technologies. It seems unlikely that those who fall behind in this race will be return back the race again due to the rapid change in Information Technology.
In particular for developing countries, informatics is an opportunity that should not be missed in grappling civilization. Societies that turn to informatics, whether back or advanced, continue their development. The most basic condition of being an information society is to have a sufficient number, variety and level of informatics manpower. So what we need to think about is; what is the current status of Turkey, which is about to enter the European Union and wants to move from the class of “developing countries” to “developed countries”?
In a report published by the Turkish Informatics Foundation in 1999, informatics manpower is divided into the following subclasses:
- Researchers and academics who follow and develop the most extreme technology,
- Experts and engineers who analyze and design systems,
- Semi-skilled staff such as system operator, programmer, marketing staff who are trained in various disciplines,
- Professionals who use the computer for a wide range of purposes in their profession,
Many giant world companies, in particular Microsoft and Cisco, develop products in the “Software House” they have established in India. Nowadays, it is humorously said that the letter “I” of IT (Information Technology) takes from the word “India” which are the stars of this field. In order for the letter “T” of IT (Information Technology) to represent Turkey, the young population, which cannot find formal education or employment opportunities, must be made productive in the field of information technologies thanks to courses and certificate programs.