At the end of the year 2020, Latvian Information and Communication Technology Association (LIKTA) invited candidates for the second round of applications for the trainings within the Women4IT project. More than 700 young women have applied and expressed interest in participation in one of the six training programms and digital jobs employment opportunities available in Latvia.
Starting from January the second round applicats were invited to participate in informative meetings and later on enrole in the training program. LIKTA in cooperation with the State Employment Agency invited women aged 18 to 29 to assess their digital skills, their compliance with various digital job profiles on the platform https://digitaljobs.women4it.eu/ and to apply for courses in one of the six areas of digital jobs - customer service support representative, data analyst, data protection officer, information systems tester, project coordinator and digital media specialist.
In total, more than 700 young women in Latvia have already registered on the platform and tested their skills for the second round of applications. Applications were received for six job profile training courses, and as the most popular job profiles the participants chose the profession of information system tester - 235 applications and the profession of digital media specialist - 284 applications. According to the number of applications, 6 training courses will be organized to acquire the skills required in 5 digital jobs fields - information systems tester (2 training groups), digital media specialist, data analyst, project coorginator and data protection officer.
The first training groups will start in the end of January and training activities will continue till March.
The project Nr.2017-1-094 “YOUNG-ICT WOMEN: Innovative Solutions to increase the numbers of EU vulnerable girls and young women into the digital agenda” benefits from a 2.714.304 € grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. The aim of the project is to increase the numbers of EU vulnerable girls and young women into the digital agenda.
For more information on the project, visit website – women4it.eu.