Lithuania: Langas i Ateiti

Lithuania: Langas i Ateiti

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)

E-mail: rita.gobere@langasiateiti.lt

Website: www.langasiateiti.lt

 

2 Comments

  1. Its interesting to note that programming skills are high in demand. This is also true in other partner countries including Ireland and Greece. There has also been a huge growth in other projects associated with introducing coding skills to young people. There is a great opportunity for the creation of a new generation of young people to whom coding comes natural. All that is required is early introduction of coding concepts in schools, games and other related subjects e.g. mathematics. Some interesting links to follow up include: http://www.codeweek.eu and https://coderdojo.com/

    Manus Hanratty

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