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European Vocational Skills Week
News announcement12 November 2020Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion1 min read

The childhood dream come true


© 2020, Artis Kupčs

I grew up in an eastern Europe rural area, in a big, diligently family. I love countryside freedom and silence, but instead of my local peers, I always had an inclination to modern technologies and computer science. All my childhood I've been interested in programming, that’s why after graduating from local elementary school I went to study programming at Jekabpils Agribusiness college. I proved myself thanks to my diligence and perseverance. When I studied in the last year as an internship place I chose in all world-known company I initially set myself the goal that I will work in it.
During the internship, as a qualification work, I developed a web application for the gym. I independently developed the design and all the extensive functionality, I defended it brilliantly and obtained the school's badge of honor.
The next day after defending my qualification, I went to job interview, and the next day after graduation was my first day of work. The school did not forget me, so after a month I was offered to become a teacher of programming, I accepted this challenge like every other challenge. Now I’m a Web developer and Programming elementary teacher and my story only begins.


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