Ireland

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Fast Track into Information Technology Ltd (FIT) is again the Irish national partner for the Get Online Week 2017, after being with us for the past three years.

For the GOW17 campaign in Ireland, FIT will organize the following activities:

  • Training in a number of centres in Cybersecurity and eServices through the project ‘Getting Citizens online programme’
  • Employment and Entrepreneurship training through our FIT/Coca Cola project ‘Youth empowered training’
  • Getting information out to all our telecentres about the event through an eNewsletter, Social Media and websites, along with links to all of the different links that Telecentre Europe provide.
  • Setting up  stands in a few places to give out information about GOW and their work;
  • Creating some small promotional material to go to telecentres along with sending them GOW posters.

Specifically, on the topics of Cybersecurity and e-Services, as part of the ‘Getting Citizens Online’ programme run under the Digital Skills for Citizens grant through the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, FIT will run training programmes through the week. The training will include sections on ‘Safety & Security Online’ and  ‘How to’. The latter will show people how to bank online, book airline tickers, renew motor tax. etc.  More information available on the website www.learnweb2.eu.

On the topic of Employment and Entrepreneurship, FIT will promote I-LINC and the efuture project, which aims to help prepare young people for further training and employment.
FIT and Coca Cola are starting a project together called ‘Youth Empowered training’ aimed at empowering disadvantaged youth.  The modules fall under employment and entrepreneurship, and FIT will be rolling out some of the workshops during GOW17.

Together with its 70 partners, FIT plans to engage 1,000 people in the GOW17 in Ireland.

Check http://www.fit.ie/ for more info.

Contact:  Ms Helen Johnston, Office Coordinator


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