Project training the unemployed in the use of ICT
In Catalonia, we’ve recently developed the project named “Connecta’t”, which has been a collaboration between the Employment Service of Catalonia and the Department of Telecommunication and Information Society. The aim of the project is to offer to working people at an unemployment situation a digital literacy program to enable them acquire basic digital competences to improve their work search process.
This program has offered two training modalities:
Module A: introduction to the computing environment (15 hours)
Module B: skills for the job search (10 hours)
These training courses have been taught at some centers of the catalan telecentre network, the Xarxa Punt TIC, which includes libraries, community centers as well as advanced ICTs points.
As said, the main objective of this program is to offer the basic digital skills to improve the job search process of unemployed people, namely: acquire basic computing skills, create and use a text document, create and use an e-mail account, surf on the Internet, develop a curriculum vitae and a cover letter, perform a job search using Internet job sites.
The target is working people registered unemployed in labor offices and who want to optimize their job search process.
By now, 591 courses have been taught, with a total amount of 5353 students, 4631 persons transferred from labor offices and 3512 certificates issued.