IOA is committed to delivering quality educational programming using modern training platforms that promote the advancement of digital skills, vocational training, and personal skill development. Our goal is to meet job market demands by equipping students with practical and theoretical training for careers in our digital age. IOA is committed to enabling schools to have access and benefit from our online training courses.
IOA is pledging to train 3,000 students, for free, in Ireland/UK by 2019, on a variety of topics which will help them to be better-equipped to advance in the digital world. 74% of our students are women, and we will continue to engage and support women in technology-related careers. As our courses are digital, we hope to reach even wider demographic and target users in remote locations who do not have ready access to vocational training. Finally, we will focus onproviding cross-training in our personal improvement courses, so students can pursue interests and gain valuable job-related skills.
|People enrolled/young people||New students enrolled. We currently have 350,000 enrolled students and are increasing enrollment with 11,000 new students each month||155,000||On track|
|People trained online/young people||Students trained||3,000||On track|
|Online courses developed, provided/young people||The topics of the courses have been decided based on extensive research into current job market needs and trends||250||On Track|
|Milestone name||Completion date||Status|
|250 courses provided||31/12/2017||On Track|
|Include video content in the courses and adding audio components for students with visual impairment||31/12/2017||On Track|
|To initiate the contacts with Irish/UK schools to establish a program providing online courses to students in a variety of topics which will enhance the development of new skills in the digital world||31/12/2017||On Track|
|Partnering with different reseller markets in order to widen the spectrum of our reach in providing people with the opportunity to develop, acquire, or deepen new skills in a variety of topics||31/12/2017||On Track|