"Connecta't", a digital literacy program for unemployed people in Catalonia

The program Connecta't successfully closed last December its third edition. The program is an initiative of the Department of Business and Employment of the Generalitat de Catalunya, through the Directorate General of Telecommunications and Information Society (DGTSI) and the Employment Service of Catalonia.

During the 2012 edition the program also counted with the collaboration of Caritas Diocesana of Barcelona.

During three months, the project has trained over 900 unemployed citizens in 24 municipalities of Catalonia. Started in 2010 as a pilot, the Connecta't program aims to promote digital literacy of unemployed people in order to facilitate their search for a job.

During the 2012 edition a total of 2145 hours of teaching were given, spread over 143 training modules (A, Digital Literacy, and B, Employment Guidance). All training took place at the facilities of 36 telecenters of the Catalan Network of ICT Points and at the venues of other partners such as libraries or youth information points.

In underneath video report (subtitled in Spanish and Catalan) we have collected the impressions of various actors who participated in the project, while making their assessment of the development of Connecta't 2012, evaluating its impact on the territory.

The project management consider Connecta't "a success" because it reached a very wide range of the population.

 

True to its commitment to promoting access to information technology and communication, DGTSI invites all members of the Catalan Network of ICT Points and its collaborating centers to keep the program alive, using its methodology and training materials.

The entities that have the facilities and the trainers and want to offer this service to their citizens in the future, will have the support and advice of the SOC and DGTSI to organize courses and to refer users.

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