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Where do you work?
FIT
Organisation's Website
http://www.fit.ie
Organisation's Address
7a Bellvue Industrial Estate
Glasnevin
Ireland
What does your organization do (100-word description)
Fastrack to Information Technology (FIT) is an industry initiative with the joint aim of addressing long term unemployment while meeting the skills needs of industry. Involving major indigenous and international companies FIT is committed to the effective integration of marginalised job seekers through the acquisition of in demand technology / ICT skills.
What digital skills training or activities do you or does your organization offer (if any)?
FIT has programmes of in two categoeies
(A) Training for Employment programmes run in conjunction with government agencies. These focus on ICT skills and range from general skills (e.g. IT for admin, accounts etc.) up to high-tech skills such as Cloud, Mobile Apps, Java, Games Developer, C++ etc. About 2,500 long term unemployed peole enrol in these courses each year.
(B) FIT has a range of digiotal inclusion programmes which it has developed through EU projects such as e-Cert, MY IT! and First Steps to IT. FIT is funded by government to carry out large scale digital incusion initiatives, for example in 2012 FIT digital inclusion courses will have over 10,000 participants of all ages.
Number of digital competence centres linked to your organization (if any)
150
Your function and/or responsibilities related to digital skills training and empowerment
Programme Manager
How did you learn about this community?
I received an online invitation from a member
Why would yo like to join the network?
Strategic Development
Innovation
Social Entrepreneurship
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