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.