Likta

Likta

We commit to provide high quality Digital skills courses to 7,000 SMEs employees and 1,500 ICT professionals in the period 2017-2020 The courses will be organised by LIKTA within 2 projects co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

The project “SMEs trainings for digital technologies and innovations in Latvia “ will be implemented by LIKTA in cooperation with the Latvian Central Finance and Contracting Agency and the Ministry of Economy. More than 30 different modules will be provided to SMEs in Latvia, divided in 3 thematic blocks: Digital technologies, Digital tools and Digitalisation of business processes.

The project “ICT professional trainings for ICT industry development and innovations“ will be implemented by LIKTA in cooperation with the Latvian Central Finance and Contracting Agency and the Ministry of Economy and will ensure high-level latest-ICT technology training for ICT specialists employed in ICT and non-ICT industry in Latvia. These courses will ensure that the Latvian ICT workforce gets an education that responds to the actual needs of industry, contributing to reducing the ICT specialists gap in Latvia.

Pledge Category

Digital skills for ICT professionals
Digital skills for labour force

Pledge's geographical scope

Time period

Start date: 01/07/2016
End date: 31/12/2018

Other Pledge details

Local/National scope: National
Public Funding: YES
The projects will be supported (co- financed) by the European Regional Development Fund and are approved by the Latvian Government. Total amounts of support: EUR 2 001 937,00 for SMEs digital skills development (70 % intensity of co-financing by ERDF) and EUR 899 585,00 for ICT skills trainings for ICT professionals (30-70 % intensity of co-financing depending on organization type).

Likta

The Latvian Information and communications technology association (LIKTA) was founded in 1998 and it unites leading industry companies and organizations, as well as ICT professionals – more than 160 members in total. The goal of LIKTA is to foster growth of ICT sector in Latvia by promoting the development of information society and ICT education thus increasing the competitiveness of Latvia on a global scale.

Qualitative Impact

Equipping SMEs with digital skills will encourage them to invest in digital innovation. The training modules developed within the project are all based on a market needs assessment by LIKTA and the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. All the training modules will be mapped to the EU Digital Competence Framework 2.0 . It is expected that each SME participating in the trainings will implement at least one of the 5 innovation directions defined by OECD. This will lead to higher productivity and competitiveness in the SME sector and contribute to the goals of the Digital Single Market.
ICT skills trainings for ICT professionals will provide high-level industry-based education and contribute to the ICT specialists’ qualification in Latvia. The training modules for ICT professionals will follow the European e- Competence framework guidelines. This will ensure that the education received by the specialist answers the demands of the market in terms of skills and profiles. This will help Latvian technology companies develop new innovative services and products.

Quantitative Impact

Indicator Description Target Status
People trained face to face/SMEs NA 7,000 N/A
People trained face to face/expert ICT professionals NA 1,500 N/A

Pledge progress

Evidence about progress

No evidence available about the progress.

Milestones

Milestone name Completion date Status
Projects and awareness campaign start 30/11/2016 N/A
Open calls for ICT specialists and SMEs to participate in the trainings 30/11/2016 N/A
More than 1,500 trainings delivered 31/12/2017 N/A
More than 3,000 trainings delivered 31/12/2017 N/A
More than 6,500 training delivered 31/12/2018 N/A
8,500 trainings completed 31/12/2019 N/A
First impact evaluation 31/10/2020 N/A
Final impact evaluation 31/12/2020 N/A