EDIBO Bulgaria: 2nd & 3rd Digital Bootcamps launched online in May 2020

Due to COVID-19 complicated situation in the last few months and the impossibility to conduct on-the-spot trainings, the Institute for Youth Initiatives and Innovations (IYII) transferred on-the-spot trainings to online. Two parallel online trainings (2nd EDIBO Bootcamp and the 3rd EDIBO Bootcamp) were started online on May 25th, 2020 and will continue till the end of June 2020. A total of 51 unemployed and low-skilled young people (NEETs) up to 29 years of age from all over the country got involved in the 200-hour intensive online course on computer literacy and digital skills.

The training includes modules focusing on basic computer skills (OS Windows), Chrome, FireFox and Opera browsers, Open office, Installing and removing programs, Softwares for every business and entrepreneurial skills for business in the Internet environment (how to sell online, what is an online store, advertising on Facebook / Instagram, creating content for an advertising campaign) and more. The current two online Bootcamps are aimed at young people with more advanced IT skills, as there is also a specialized training module: Adobe Lightroom CC. The online trainings will provide NEETs not only with needed IT skills but also to gain more confidence in the English language, teamwork and entrepreneurial skills.

At the end of the course a Certificate of Participation with the acquired skills will be issued. After the training phase, some of the young trained people will have an opportunity for an internship offered by project sponsor companies.

The Institute for Youth Initiatives and Innovation, as a national partner for Bulgaria, will organize a total of 6 training courses by the end of September 2021. More information about the curriculum for the courses, how to apply and the necessary documents can be sent on the website of IYII (http://www.youthvarna.eu/novini/post/post-1) or directly contact the project team at youth_institute@abv.bg

Good luck to all NEETs in our Digital Bootcamps!!!

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