Positive feedback on Fit4Jobs in Lithuania

Positive feedback on Fit4Jobs in Lithuania

Association Langas į ateitį (LIA) is a non-profit association and the coordinator of fit4jobs national activities in Lithuania. The project was featured in Lithuania’s biggest news portal DELFI. To find out how the project is being implemented, we talked with Rita Goberė who is the Training and Education Officer (TEO) of Fit4jobs in Lithuania. Rita, tell us about the profile of the candidates trained within the Lithuanian Fit4jobs project. The first screening of the young candidates by our organisation (LIA) for the project revealed that 31% of a total 150 candidates knew the basics of programming and wanted to further improve their skills. 41% of them are still studying while 31% are already in employment, but looking to change jobs or careers. 34% of total 150 candidates for the Fit4jobs project were women. During the 2nd phase of selection interviews we saw that a many young people have studied subjects not related to ICT. These young people have realised that this is a real need in the labour market. We also saw people with jobs who are want to make a change in their career and shift it towards ICT. We know that you’ve partnered with Vilnius State Unemployment Agency. What is their role in the project? Overall, we have seen a lot of interest in the project coming from governmental institutions because Fit4jobs tackles the problem of youth unemployment directly and addresses the challenge of preparing more ICT specialists. Partnering with Vilnius State Unemployment Agency mainly helped to shape the training curriculum of soft skills. The Youth Career Centre of the Agency also helped us define the training curriculum and...