Partnering with the State Unemployment Agency in Lithuania

Partnering with the State Unemployment Agency in Lithuania

Guest post by Karolina Jasvinaite, Lithuania

Lithuania is one of six EU countries which recently started  implementing training-for-employment initiative focusing  on ICT skills according to fit4jobs training model.

Association Langas į ateitį  is the coordinator of fit4jobs national activities in Lithuania. Vilnius State Unemployment  agency has been  invited to join as a social partner for this Project. On April 8th the partnership agreement was signed. „We decided to join forces to overcome the recent gap in Lithuania – great demand of IT skilled people and a big  number of unemployed youth “, said Loreta Križinauskienė, managing director of Langas į ateitį.

At the current project stage four steps of the participants selection has already been accomplished. Over150 applications were received initially. During the rest selection process – motivational interviews as well as analytical tasks – 40 young people were chosen for three months training. 20-30 y.o. Project participants will be trained on IT skills demanded by employers locally. As well as  soft skills. Training is followed by   internship at the local employer‘s site with hope that  best participants will be employed.

Three courses  have been  offered to the Lithuanian participants: Basics of Java programming, Basics of   WEB  development, Information systems testing and analysis.

Langas į ateitį also issued a press release that attracted a lot of media antettion and that you can download here.

For more information please contact Rita Gobere, Project manager of fit4jobs in Lithuania.

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1 Comment

  1. Congratulations to Loreta and your team! It is clear that the interest level in Lithuania is very high for ICT training. Employers need the ICT skills, Job Seekers want to work!


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