ICS is happy to report that the project Women4IT, offering free digital training to young women in Ireland, has made great progress throughout the Autumn season.
The first training session of the programme started on 28th September, launching the courses for Data Analyst and Graphic Designer. The two groups of young women are benefiting from a very robust and comprehensive course delivered by Sureskills Ltd, blending innovative and creative teaching methods. The classes are online, but every effort has been made to make the participants feel like they are part of a real classroom.
A mentoring system has been put in place so each young woman is assigned a mentor at the beginning of the training, who will follow-up with her on a regular basis. Support will also be provided once the training is over, being that the employment phase, and ultimate goal of the project, is to put women back into employment.
The second session of training kicked-off on Monday 16th November for two new job profiles: Junior Web Developer and Digital Media Executive. These fully funded programmes are a great opportunity for any woman looking to upgrade her skills. Moreover, as part of the Digital Media Executive course, a QQI certification in Digital Marketing will be awarded once the training has been completed.
The project ´Women4IT´ is a multi-stakeholder partnership funded by the EEA Grants and the Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. The project is supported by nine Partners from across Europe and the training will be implemented in seven countries. The aim of the project is to develop the digital competencies of 100 young women between 19 and 29 years old who are at risk of exclusion from the labour market, by improving their employability.