A candidate being interviewed within the Fit4Jobs project in Lithuania
In Lithuania the Fit4Jobs project is proudly led by the Association Langas i ateiti, an NGO founded by businesses- making it very well-suited to understand the current state of the labour market and employers’ needs.
The organisation Langas i Ateiti strives to improve ICT training standards in Lithuania and encourage young people to learn and choose digital professions. Over 120,000 people have allready completed direct, blended or distant free ICT courses organised by Langas i ateiti.
The association comes to Fit4Jobs with a wide experience in the field. After having developed the training curricula, the association now plans to train 40 young and unemployed persons. It has received 150 applications (34% of which were from women). The selection process is currently under way, and consists of a motivational interview, an ICT knowledge level -self-assesment test and a practical task testing the logical/analytical skills of applicants.
Training is foreseen to start on April 13 this year. The topics of the trainings will cover JAVA programming (most popular and demanded topic), Web programming, IS testing and analysing as well as IT infrastructure maintenance. In parallel, the young people will be trained in soft skills facilitating their participation in the labour marked.
Local Coalition for Digital Jobs
Langas į ateitį is also engaged in the support and establishment of Public internet access points (there are 1,200 of these in the country) and the promotion of digital jobs and smart use of e-services.
It has set up, and coordinates, the National Digital Coalition in Lithuania which aims to promote digital skills for jobs in the country. Langas į ateiti has been awarded by the European Commission (e-Inclusion Award, RegioStars Award), European Alliance on Skills for Employability Award, Telecentre-Europe Award etc.
Contact: Rita Gobere (Project Manager)