The project “Women4IT” is a multi-stakeholder partnership funded by the EEA Grants and the Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment.
ICS Skills is one of the 9 Partners from across Europe supporting the programme. It will be implemented in 7 countries: Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Romania and Spain and supported by two expert partners: The European Centre for Women and Technology in Norway and DIGITALEUROPE in Belgium.
The ambition of the project is to develop the digital competences of young women who are at risk of exclusion from the labour market, by improving their employability. The aim is to assist one hundred women in Ireland to take successful steps into digital job-related employment.
As part of an extensive research that was conducted across all the partner’s countries to investigate the skills need in demand in the labour market, 6 job profiles within the IT and digital sectors were identified in Ireland.
The participants will start a training programme of 160 hours adaptable to the learning needs and lifestyle constraints of trainees and can address the specific skills shortages experienced by employers. The training roadmap will facilitate an employer co-designed customised learning plan for the young women whose competence and readiness for specific jobs has been evaluated.
The participants will receive help and support for the last phase of the project which is the employment seeking phase. Indeed, once the training is completed, the ultimate goal of the project is to secure a digital job for the women. A mentoring system will be put in place from the beginning of the training and throughout the employment seeking phase and the participants will receive help with preparing applications or interviews.
The final goal of the project is getting women in employment.
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