In the frame of a new project called "ICT skills for youth career opportunities”, funded by Microsoft, Langas į ateitį (LIA) is organizing a series of events for young Lithuanians between 16-24
So far, have you been using IT only for games and Facebook?
Would you like to learn more about the role IT will play in your future?
Do you wonder how people earn money online? Or how you can build a good online reputation?
Above questions are teasers that should invite about 1500 youngsters to the informational & educational events “IT for Your Tomorrow” that are happening in 5 regional centers of Lithuania.
The purpose is to encourage young people to gather more information about the needs at the Lithuanian labour market, to better understand the importance of e-skills in the always increasing demand in personal competences, and to get them acquainted with e-services and e-tools for improving their employability skills.
At the events, experts like stockbrokers, architects, marketing managers, IT programmers, designers, etc. will illiustrate their professions to the youngsters.
They will also expose their own success stories and motivate them to take up a particular career.
As working for a project partner company is something very wanted among young people in Lithuania today, it is expected that the experts will leave a strong impression.
The 5 educational events have chosen for an innovative approach. At the participants’ disposal will be 3 classrooms for lecturing and an information forum with 10 booths. Participants will be free to choose the lecturer, topic or booth they’re interested in.
Business professionals, university lecturers, regionally well known people, e-services providers, etc have prepared a total of 12 presentations:
“Choosing a profession: will I need IT?”, “My career planning”, “Making money on the internet?”, “Your online reputation”, “The start of my independent financial life”, “IT in TV”, “You and your first Job Interview”, etc
The Information forum will include e-services and e-products that are relevant to young people that are looking for a job, starting their own business or planning to take a loan for studies. They will be able to use Skillage to test their ICT skills for a job or learn useful tips about privacy settings on Facebook, etc.
While preparing the concept of the youth events, LIA decided to build a strong partnership with social partners and business companies, who are all able to invite good experts and provide professional, competent information about the use of information technologies in relevant occupations.
LIA succeeded in involving numerous partners and all itsstakeholders into the project: banks, IT and telecommunication companies, social partners such as Lithuanian Labour Exchange,Microsoft, the NGO Enterprise Lithuania and the Lithuanian Youth Council will all participate in the youth events. LIA also invited all important local community actors such as high schools, universities, regional libraries, etc.
The first event will be held in Klaipėda city on October 5. The next 4 events will be held in Utena, Alytus, Šalčininkai and Ukmergė, every two weeks starting from this Friday.
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