Best Practices – Latvia

“Improve Digital Competence in Adult people”

Overall objective of this project is that the person will be able to use technological resources in order to solve the real problems in an efficient way, as well as to evaluate and select new sources of information, with a critical attitude, respect for the truth and safety.

The main activities of the project:

  • Evaluate digital skills in adult people with low level of education, unemployed, employed, immigrants, etc.
  • Develop training pills about the basic skills of the Digital Competence and the Mathematical competence and basic competences in science and technology and communication in the mother tongue in relation to Digital Competence.
  • Provide tools and resources to adult people with the aim to help them to improve their knowledge.
  • To create an e-repository with materials, tools and resources to develop digital skills.

More than 50 training courses have been developed and provided to the target group, the aforementioned courses are connected with such subjects: data processing, data analysis, personal data protection, graphical tools for image editing, facebook opportunities for furthering business, ICT solutions for the financial management of an enterprise, webpage development, marketing campaigns, social network marketing, ICT security, computerized bookkeeping, cloud solutions, e-commerce, multimedia tools, market analysis, project management and various others.

“Training of small and micro businesses for the innovation and digital technology development in Latvia”

The main activities of the project, thus also the methodology, include such steps:

  • Training Needs Analysis of the target group, in cooperation with LIKTA (Information & Communications Technology Association) and ICT sector stakeholders, to ensure training curricula relevance, specific learning paths and defined learning outcomes;
  • Training curricula development on ICT, innovative technologies and business development topics;
  • Competency evaluation test development;
  • Training delivery to small and micro enterprises employees, self-;
  • Evaluation of the training, including trainee questionnaire (assessing training overall organisation, training delivery, training relevance, competency of the lecturers) and measurement and evaluation of training results with a scenario-based computerised competency assessment test.

All the training courses are connected with digital technologies, tools and other ICT solutions, digitization processes in order to effectively perform tasks or organise and manage processes that are connected with the subjects that are mentioned previously (and many others). The training is delivered face-to-face or remotely via MS Teams, and also access to a learning management system is provided to access additional e-learning material.

“YOUNG-ICT WOMEN: Innovative Solutions to increase the numbers of EU vulnerable girls and young women into the digital agenda” – WOMEN4IT

Before the start of the courses, women assessed their existing digital skills and suitability for different professions with the help of specially designed tests in order to better select the field of study and the digital profile to master. The tests, which can be found on the digital platform, have been created by LIKTA in cooperation with partners from eight other European countries within the framework of the international partnership “Women4IT”. In addition to self-testing tests, infographics and descriptions of each digital profile are available on the platform, so that any interested person has the opportunity to get acquainted with the job responsibilities that need to be performed in each digital profile, what skills and qualities should be possessed.

After selecting the participants, the young women embarked on a three-month training program in their chosen profile (the profiles were quite different, for instance, connected with the sphere of information system testing, digital media management and many others). The training programmes were developed in cooperation with industry experts, employers and other international partners of the project.

At the time of the training, participants had the opportunity to receive support to find a job after completing their training. Throughout the training period, the participants worked individually together with a mentor who helped to better prepare for employment. Participants also attended mentoring workshops where industry professionals shared their experiences and provided advice on how to better start a career in digital work. 

In total, nine mentoring seminars were organised, which covered topics related to personal growth and career development, such as awareness of one’s goals, digital identity, lifelong learning opportunities, job search strategies, tips.

Participants also had the opportunity to participate in Career Info Days, which were organized in cooperation with industry companies and gave the opportunity to get to know the chosen professions.

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