The last one Digital Bootcamp in Bulgaria was successfully finished on May 14th, 2021. The Institute for Youth Initiatives and Innovations (IYII) as a national project partner and organizer of all 6th cycles of digital skills training courses officially handed out certificates and congratulations to all 26 NEETs completing the last one course in Varna. Our team wished much success in life and career to all young and motivated young people who we had the pleasure to meet, learn and grow together! Best thanks to our EDIBO lecturers, who managed to maintain the attention, dedicate and support our courses in all six consecutive training courses.
A total of 154 NEETs were included in 200-hour intensive training courses, implemented in the period 14.01.2020 – 14.05.2021. With strong focus on further development of ICT hard skills, including soft skills training, such as entrepreneurship and English language course. Based on national features of low-skilled and unemployed young people and specific requirements on the national ICT market, IYII team as national partner for Bulgaria, drew up a training program to suit those NEETs and businesses.
Due to the pandemic situation, two of the trainings were conducted online, and the rest were on-place in the cities of Plovdiv, Dobrich, Ignatievo and Varna. 64% of trained young people are women, most of them live in the small settlements around the places where the trainings were organized. In general, the young people who participated in the training courses have different social standard, digital skills, levels of education (a little over half of them have completed primary or secondary education, and the rest – completed higher education) and language skills (less than 25% have a basic level of English). All of them received an EDIBO certificate for the acquired knowledge and skills.