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The charity organization Palīdzēsim.lv, whose main target group is young people from social risk groups, has launched an international project in cooperation with five countries by submitting a project and receiving funding from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment.On August 15 this year, Palīdzēsim.lv organized a press conference to inform the public, potential students and industry professionals about the project, the progress of the project and the results to be achieved. Laura Steina, Project Manager, and Ilze Skuja, Project Communication Manager, said that the main goal of the project is to provide high-quality employment opportunities for socially at-risk youth by developing and implementing a digital skills curriculum to enable young people course. Thanks to the co-financing of EuroLive Technologies it is possible to implement the project in Latvia as well. In cooperation with EuroLive technologies, in addition to basic project training, students will be offered a variety of activities, such as a visit to the company office to get to know the work environment and get motivated.
The project will last for 3 years, during which digital learning competencies will be equipped. A platform for motivation and psychological help will also be created. The main result of the project is the development and implementation of a training program aimed at increasing the employability of the target group through the acquisition of specialized competencies as well as raising the self-esteem of each individual.
Ansis Skibusts from Cube.lv also participated in the press conference to inform the audience about current developments in the sector, specific requirements regarding the skills of employees and opportunities for growth in the sector. The young people present at the conference showed interest in participating in the project and in the post-training job opportunities by asking questions and encouraging discussion.