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Women4IT launching employability profiling tool

We are happy to announce that Women4IT have made significant progress in the development of an online employability profiling tool. This tool identifies the user's existing skills, competences, attitudes and experience against identified digital jobs profiles. The tool then combines these with age, personal goals and formal education to place the user in an employment matrix. A digital employability pathway will define what individual training needs, experiences and work needs to be undertaken to achieve the objectives.

This online platform will be tested in the next 3 months and we intend to launch it in the spring. The platform will be available online 24/7 and will be accessible from anywhere through any smart device.

The selected digital job profiles available in Ireland will be:

Digital Media Specialist

Data Analyst Assistant

Junior web developer

Graphic Designer

Tester - Quality Assurance

Customer Service Representative

We have also developed a training roadmap template to provide an innovative approach to job acquisition and long-term sustainable employment for the targeted young women. It will be adaptable to the learning needs and lifestyle constraints of trainees and can address the specific skills shortages experienced by employers.  It will also be adaptable for use in all participant countries and replicable throughout.

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 learning/training will be mostly hosted on the project platform.

The training roadmap is a result of the collaboration with employers to cover work placements or employer-facilitated training on specific software in use at their company.

What's next?

In the coming months, a job application and on-boarding support system to assist each individual with transitioning from an unemployment status to a successful first step into a digital job related employment will be developed.

This final step will lead to an effective and sustainable innovative digital jobs employment toolkit for women. The toolkit will have a double-sided approach: one from the young women’s perspective who wish to seek employment in the digital jobs sector and one from the employers in the IT sector who find it difficult to find people to fill IT-related jobs.

If you are interested or if you want to be a part of the project and you want to find out how you can be involved, contact us!

W4it@ics.ie or lucia.mancini@ics.ie

Find out more about the project:

https://eeagrants.org/ and https://women4it.eu/

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