ΗePIS will partner with multinational companies, SMEs, organizations and philanthropic foundations to develop programs and initiatives that will help young people acquire basic, intermediate and advanced computer and coding skills. Especially the following programs will be implemented to support the goals and objectives of the DSJC:
Alliance for Digital Employability: HePIS is a founding member and key supporter of the “Alliance for Digital Employability”, an initiative aiming to reduce unemployment through ICT re-skilling.
“The 100: every journey starts with one step”: a training program which aims at creating tangible career opportunities for unemployed young people in Greece, equipping them with ICT and Soft skills that are on high demand.
Microsoft YouthSpark initiative: As part of the initiative, Computer Science and STEM graduates - currently unemployed - will be trained on advanced programming skills (C#, ASP.NET) and Soft Skills. Another action of the Microsoft YouthSpark initiative is the training program “Develop a website” through which unemployed young people be trained on intermediate programming skills.
BRIGHTS: An Erasmus program aiming to help young people from marginalized target groups to develop basic ICT skills through digital storytelling.
Coding Skills for all: High School and University students will participate in training programs in Cyprus and Malta to acquire basic programming skills.
|People trained with a blended online-face to face approach/ young people||Unemployed young people will be re-skilled and certified as full-stack developers in Java or C#||30||30|
|People trained with a blended online-face to face approach/ jobseekers||Unemployed candidates will be trained on Advanced Programming skills||110||110|
|People trained with a blended online-face to face approach/ other/ marginalised groups||People from marginalized population groups will be trained on basic computer skills||375||N/A|
|People trained with a blended online-face to face approach/ students||High School and University students will participate in training programs in Cyprus and Malta to acquire basic programming skills||4,000||1225|
|Milestone name||Completion date||Status|
|30 unemployed young people will be re-skilled and certified as full-stack developers in Java or C# following the successful completion of the program. The candidates have been selected through a vigorous process and, upon their graduation, will be hired a||28/02/2017||Completed|
|Train 60 young people on Advanced ICT and Soft Skills through the Microsoft YouthSpark initiative. Within 6 months upon the completion of the trainings, 75% of those will be placed to the job market.||31/05/2017||Completed|
|Train 4000 young people on Basic Coding skills in Cyprus and Malta.||31/12/2017||On Track|
|Train 50 unemployed young people on Advanced Coding, Soft Skills while providing Coaching and Mentoring services to further empower the candidates. The goal is to secure employment for at least 75% of the participants of the candidates until the end of 20||31/12/2017||Completed|
|375 people from marginalized population groups will be trained on basic computer skills||31/12/2018||On Track|