Open Call for participants for free ICT courses within the framework of the project “Sharing Design your job” project

Background

„Sharing Design Your Job“ is a project supported by European Union through the ERASMUS+ program. The project’s main objective is enhancing developed ICT educational programs and create complementarity with the needs of the labor market through increasing the capacities of partners and the project target group

The project is implemented by Centre for Youth and Social Development „RES POLIS“ from Serbia together with its partners:

  • European Grants International Academy – Italy;
  • Bosnian Representative Association for Valuable Opportunities – Bosnia-Herzegovina;
  • Institute of Human Rights and non-formal Education – Albania;
  • Biedriba Eurofortis – Latvia;
  • NVO NAUCNO – ISTRAZIVACKO UDRUZENJE ZA UMJETNOST, KULTURNO-OBRAZOVNE PROGRAME I TEHNOLOGIJU EPEKA – Montenegro.

The project offers the opportunity for ALL young people in respective participating countries that fit into the eligibility criteria outlined below to enhance their employability skills regardless of their prior formal education or professional experience.

Please read the whole Call for participants so to get familiar with the application procedure and content of the courses.

Project has 5 different education topics or:

  1. BASIC HARDWARE/SOFTWARE MANIPULATION;
  2. BASIC GRAPHIC DESIGN;
  3. BASIC WEB DEVELOPMENT (WordPress);
  4. BASIC UX DESIGN
  5. BASIC DIGITAL MARKETING;

For each training, each partner will for its country select 3 participants. From the country that is hosting a specific topic, there will be selected 5 participants, so in total, all trainings will have 20 participants.

There will be 2 open calls for participants. Through the first one, we are announcing a call for the first 3 listed topics. The second call will be announced in October/November 2022 and through that call, interested participants can apply for the next 2 topics BUT participants who participated in the first 3 topics can also apply and their application will be taken also into consideration.

Furthermore, any participant can apply to more than 1 topic/education program.

Learning process of basic software/hardware manipulation:

  • Introduction to hardware parts and performances;
  • Choosing hardware based on your needs;
  • Tools & safety;
  • Installation of hardware components;
  • BIOS set up / exercises;
  • Installation of operating system and drivers;
  • Installation of basic software;
  • Cyber hygiene. 

Learning process of graphic design will be based on: 

– Introduction to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign;

– Basics of Graphic Design, Web Design, Pre Press;

– Basic principles of visual elements and communication;

– Development of creative visual thinking.

Learning process of web design / development will be based on: 

– Introduction – what is web design;

– Introduction to best web UI/UX practices;

– Introduction to WordPress basic setup and settings;

– Working on WordPress;

– Creating web pages/posts: planning, sketching, editing themes;

– WordPress maintenance, security, backup;

– Working on WordPress fine-tuning.

As part of the learning process contributing to realisation of learning outcomes, the participants will be given the assignments in between the training and local multiplier workshops which participants need to fulfil in order to complete the course requirements successfully. 

What am I applying for?

You are applying for intensive 9 day’s training in below-listed partner countries. If you are selected you are obligated to complete training as well as to fulfil tasks (during the whole education period) that your trainers or ICT Companies will give you. If you successfully finish education you will receive at least a Youthpass certificate. In order to fulfil your obligations from scholarship agreement and in order to receive a certificate you will have to attend at least 80% of the classes and/or complete successfully all course requirements. All participants before the beginning of education will need to sign a scholarship agreement in which they declare that they are aware of the program duration and that they are committed to participate and taking care of equipment or other resources that they will gain during this project.

Participants can choose one or more offered courses, but the project team will decide about both requests/topics. All courses are completely free/no charge to selected participants.

Trainings timeframe:

1st Training will be on July 19th and 29th 2022 @ Serbia;

2nd Training will be on August 19th and 29th 2022 @ Montenegro;

3rd Training will be on October 06th and 15th 2022 @ Albania;

4th Training will be in between January 15th and February 15th @ Bosnia-Herzegovina;

5th Training will be in between February 15th and March 15th 2023 2023@ Italy

Who can apply?

Target groups:

  • ALL young people aged 18 – 30 years old;
  • Focus is on young people who are NEET (Not in Education, Employment of Training);
  • Focus is on young people who are who are PWD’s (People with Disabilities);
  • Focus is on young people who have fewer opportunities;

Note: The program recognizes the greater risk of social exclusion of young people facing additional barriers such as the vulnerable group outlined above. Thus, these groups are encouraged to take part. However, that does not mean that the program is solely intended for those groups. Even though you do not belong to any of those groups your application will be considered on an equal basis with others. 

Before applying please check if you fit the following basic criteria:

  • You are 18 and 30 years old at the time of applying;
  • You possess basic computer skills;
  • You are highly motivated to complete all course requirements;
  • You are able to commit at least 5 hours per week to the course requirement (workshop and home assignments).

How to apply?

In order to apply, you should fill in the application form answering all of the questions and providing the data you are asked for. Please make sure that you respect the word limit. When sending the application forms please use the email subject for example “Graphic design application – your name” and ALWAYS name your application form with your name. In the case you have any questions, please refer to: prijava@respolis.org

The deadline for applications

Application forms should be sent to the following email address prijava@respolis.org no later than

  1. June 30th 23:59 pm, 2022. (UPDATED) –BASIC HARDWARE/SOFTWARE MANIPULATION;
  2. July 25th 23:59 pm, 2022. (UPDATED) BASIC GRAPHIC DESIGN;
  3. August 25th 23:59 pm, 2022. (UPDATED) BASIC WEB DEVELOPMENT (WordPress);

Please bear in mind that if you don’t receive the notification till 10 days after deadline, you can consider that you are not selected. 

Equal opportunities

We are giving our best to ensure equal opportunities for all applicants and participants. We do not discriminate on the ground of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disability, health status, or any other ground. People with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Please state your access needs if any in the application form as we will do our best to accommodate your needs and ensure equal opportunities for participation in the courses.

Technical requirements

You are strongly advised to use or borrow a laptop during the courses. In exceptional cases, we are able to provide participants with a computer which is to be used only for the duration of the course, but you will need a computer also between courses to do your homework. 

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