Digital Skills

Written by Monika Kiss, Information and communications technologies (ICT) play an increasingly important role in our professional and private lives, and digital competence is of growing importance for every individual. In the future, nearly all jobs will require digital skills. However, European Commission figures show that two fifths of the EU workforce have little or […]

via Digital skills in the EU labour market — European Parliamentary Research Service Blog

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Digital Mentors for young people

How to help young people to join the labour market.

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Alphabet Formation offer a training course for youth workers to help young people to join the labour market through the appropriate use of social medias

Due to the economic crisis, young people’s transition from education to labour market is difficult. At the same time, today’s modern society is characterised by the widespread use of internet and Social Medias. Social medias represent an advantage for companies which exploit online networks and platforms to select and hire the most suitable employees, having available wider information on the candidates’ profiles.

However young people are not always aware of the risks connected to the use of social medias, especially in the context of job searching. On the social medias, youngsters may present aspects of them that are not appropriate from the point of view of the companies offering job positions. 


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To raise awareness of youth workers and leaders on the use of social media to access the labour market

Alphabet Formation offer a training course for youth workers and leaders through team building activities, workshop, experience and laboratory to discuss how to help young people to join the labour market through the effective and appropriate use of social medias. Young people need to know how to create their digital identity, starting from their educational background, working experiences, language knowledge and ICT competencies, and how to preserve it in order to become an optimal candidate to enter the EU labour market rapidly and effectively.


      Specific objectives: 

to train youth workers and educators to be "social digital mentors"
To train youth workers and educators to be “social digital mentors”

to raise awareness of youth workers and leaders on the use of social media to access the labour market; to provide youth workers and educators with tools to create and use innovative and interactive educational and training materials, in order to help young people to build their social profiles.