GOW 2016 in Latvia: Chance for young people to explore FIT4JOBS tests!

GOW 2016 in Latvia: Chance for young people to explore FIT4JOBS tests!

During the Get Online Week 2016 youth in Latvia had a chance to evaluate their digital and computer skills by completing Fit4Jobs tests. The test has been created within the framework of the Fit4Jobs project to assess computer office and productivity skills that every employee should have and that are requested by almost all employers. The test includes questions about the use of office software such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Outlook. 151 participants completed the test during the Get Online Week 2016, mostly youth aged 11-19 years. As always, girls were more active in Latvia making 57% of test takers compared to 42% of boys. The average result of all participants was 76% which is close to the passing score (80%). So there is still some room for improving basic computer skills. The highest result–100% correct answers–was scored by 4 participants who were all girls aged 13-19 and coming from Latvia’s regional cities (Jekabpils, Salaspils, Kuldiga and Preili). They all received prizes: a portable audio speaker for a mobile...
FIT4JOBS project partners met in Amsterdam

FIT4JOBS project partners met in Amsterdam

Third FIT4JOBS project partners’ meeting took place in Amsterdam on the 4-5th March 2016. Partners gathered to review each country activities and discuss piloting results. Open discussion invited partners to share their experiences and to give recommendations that could later improve the project. Topics such as the training curricula, selection of trainees, employers’ engagement, job placements and mentoring were all discussed. As the pilot is coming to an end in April partners are preparing for the final reporting. The discussion outcomes of this meeting will feed into the recommendations in the final report. The next and final meeting of FIT4JOBS is scheduled for the 26- 27th April in Dublin, Ireland, to review the final report and other documents....