Strategic partnerships were established with NGOs and adult education institutions working in the field of refugees support and integration. 15 NGOs have decided to establish their own Networking Academy and start teaching digital qualifications. So far about 1500 refugees were the beneficiaries. Training of refugee instructors have started with the partners AsylPlus and ReDI School for Digital Integration.
IT skills assessement tool "eval-U" supports everybody - refugees and “normal” users. The application measures the IT competence level of the user based on a pool of questions. Based on the results the user will be grouped in five skill levels. The skill assessment will be displayed bi-lingual. The test itself will be available in German, English, Arabic and Farsi. Finally the test user receives a recommendation and a direct access for a free course on www.netAcad.com
Evaluation of the question pool was conducted with final target group and cross check groups of apprentices in IT. The Federal Labour Agency (Bundesagentur fuer Arbeit) has been invited to use the tool in profiling routine with customers (unemployed).
Planned release date for the IT skills assessment tool: October 2017