Digital skills training
Leading education and youth work experts test Women4IT tools for innovative digital skills training.
Halfway through the Women4IT project, on 11 March 2020, lead partner LIKTA and Tech. mt organized the Women4IT Validation Workshop in Sliema, Malta. During the event, leading experts in the field of digital skills, education, and youth work tested and evaluated the project tools: Women4IT profiling platform, training roadmaps, and the employment toolkit.
The experts participating in the event included representatives of the leading e-skills training institution Code Institute; national ICT professional associations: Jobs+ (Malta); and community empowerment organizations – Colectic, CEPIS, EPMA, and ALL DIGITAL. National Ministries of Education (Greece, Spain) and organizations like Accenture, IB International, and Malta Employers Association are committed to providing their feedback through online channels.
The workshop outcomes confirmed that through extensive desk research, focus group discussions, and in-depth interviews with key stakeholders, Women4IT project partners managed to map the real needs of both recruiting employers and young women looking for a job. As a result, they have developed an innovative strategy and approach to job acquisition and long-term sustainable employment for young women that are neither in employment nor education or training (NEET).