Abstract

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are transforming every area of economic and social life all around the world. New types of jobs different from the traditional ones are created rapidly. The demand for highly skilled staff who uses technology effectively has become a requirement for success of companies and the growing industry.   However, the number of IT graduates is not keeping up with the current demand. In addition, companies have little or no training programs to develop ICT skills. Initiatives from the European Economic Area (EEA) and Norway Grants to support transnational projects for Youth Employment including European Digital Bootcamps (EDIBO) contribute to increase the job opportunities for young people outside of the labour market. In this way the Sustainable Development Goal 8 which aims to “promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all” could be fulfilled.   Nowadays, EDIBO is developing different training labs in order to achieve a success model of all processes involved with the organization, execution and evaluation. The goal of this document is to allow a rapid replication of the intensive ICT training among the partners of the project as well to the social innovation community in general.

Highlights

  • According to the World Health Organization, unemployment is the biggest epidemiological catastrophe for many societies and one of the main factors of social marginalization (Marmot, 2005)

  • Experimental we describe the development of the first bootcamp carried out in Valencia applying the methodology explained in the previous section

  • It is too early to measure the impact of the bootcamp based on achieving social and educational objectives

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Introduction

According to the World Health Organization, unemployment is the biggest epidemiological catastrophe for many societies and one of the main factors of social marginalization (Marmot, 2005). Labour market training, includes any training intervention aimed at reinforcing their knowledges and skills These programs are especially effective when there is an educational mismatch because courses and training permit to balance the unemployed skills with companies needs (Caliendo & Schmidl, 2016). A training program in digital tools could increase the job opportunities of these unemployed young people, promoting their integration into the labor market. To address this situation EDIBO project was launched, with the aim to enhance the employability of NEETS through formation in the area of ICT, with a special focus on people at risk of social exclusion

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