TUMO Academy gives you an opportunity to pursue a new profession and gain employment in an innovative educational environment.
TUMO’s network of centers is expanding rapidly across Armenia and Artsakh, which is why we need to hire a large number of educators in the regions. In order to meet this need, TUMO Academy is training a new generation of professionals in design and technology disciplines. During the six-month program, students will be provided with accommodation and a monthly stipend. TUMO Academy doesn’t require area-specific knowledge or experience, provides intensive training in TUMO’s 21st-century learning areas, and invites successful students to join the TUMO team as workshop leaders.
TUMO Academy will provide training for 8 learning areas in its first stage and will go on to cover all 14 of TUMO’s learning areas in the future.
Who is the workshop leader?
The TUMO learning program is made up of self-learning activities, workshops and project labs around 14 learning targets. Workshops are led by specialists across TUMO’s 14 learning areas. They range from beginner to advanced and culminate in individual or team projects. The workshop leader specializes in one of TUMO’s learning areas and provides teens with tools and know-how to master that area through the program’s carefully structured curriculum.
The TUMO Academy program consists of intensive learning modules, workshops, and an internship at TUMO’s regional centers. After each module, students will complete projects based on which they will progress through the program and eventually graduate.
Stage 1: LEARN
May - July 2023
Participants will be trained in their chosen learning areas for a total of three months. By participating in intensive workshops and working with industry leaders, trainees will gain knowledge and skills in their chosen area. The future workshop leaders will also learn about TUMO’s pedagogical methodology and practices. At the end of each month, students will submit a project that will determine their enrollment in the next stages.
The courses will be held at the TUMO centers in Yerevan or Dilijan. TUMO will provide participants with a monthly stipend and accommodation.
Stage 2: TEACH
September - November 2023
Participants who have completed the first stage will go through a paid hands-on training at the TUMO centers in Kapan, Koghb, and Dilijan. After completing the three-month hands-on training, graduates of the academy will receive a job offer and join the TUMO team as workshop leaders in their chosen learning area.
The TUMO Academy program is open to anyone who is at least 21 years old.
Applicants who successfully pass the following stages will join the program:
To join the Academy starting May, you’ll need to complete the online application by April 15, 2023.
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Why Koghb, Kapan, Dilijan?
TUMO currently needs workshop leaders at these centers specifically. We will add more cities in the future as more centers open up.
Is there an age restriction?
Yes, 21 and above.
I do not have experience in any of these learning areas. Can I still apply?
TUMO Academy doesn’t require area-specific knowledge or experience and provides intensive training in TUMO’s 21st-century learning areas.
Is it possible to apply to the academy and work at TUMO Yerevan after completing the program?
Applications for the TUMO Academy are now open for the Dilijan, Koghb, and Kapan centers. By applying now, you are committing to working at one of these three TUMO centers.
Will there be applications for other cities?
Yes, there will be more cities available as TUMO’s network of centers continues to expand rapidly across Armenia and Artsakh.
Is the program free of charge?
Yes, the program is free of charge.
How much is the monthly stipend?
The stipend for the first three months is equal to the RA minimum wage: 75,000 AMD. For the second portion of the program the stipend is 120,000 AMD.
How many stages are in the program?
The TUMO Academy program consists of two stages. In the first three months, trainees will gain knowledge and skills in their chosen area and learn about TUMO’s pedagogical methodology and practices. Participants who have completed the first stage will go through a paid hands-on training at the TUMO centers in Kapan, Koghb, and Dilijan for the next three months.
Can the program be combined with work?
The TUMO Academy program is scheduled Monday through Friday, with an eight-hour schedule. From 10:00 to 15:00 students will go through intensive training every day until 19:00 they have to submit the task for the day.
How can I know if my application has been accepted?
The application deadline is April 1. Applications are reviewed and suitable candidates are invited for an interview. Participants who pass the interview stage are given a task, and after successfully completing it, are admitted to TUMO Academy.
When will classes start?
Classes are scheduled to begin on May 1st.
Where will the classes take place?
Classes will be held at TUMO Yerevan or TUMO Dilijan. Accommodation for the first three months will be provided by TUMO.
Will the Academy admit students next year? Which learning areas will be available?
Yes, there will be new admissions. Currently, the Academy is available in eight learning targets: 3D modeling, game development, drawing, filmmaking, animation, music, photography, and writing. In the future, all 14 TUMO learning areas will be available.
Are admissions for Dilijan and Koghb centers scheduled to reopen next year?
Yes, all centers have regularly scheduled admissions.
Is the knowledge of English mandatory?
While English is not a requirement, it is highly recommended.
Some of the materials used in the course – videos, books, lectures – will be in English.