Innovation in Language Learning

Edition 17

Accepted Abstracts

New Opportunities for Young People to Fight Unemployment: The “Digital Competences for New Jobs” Project

Anca Colibaba, GR.T.Popa University / EuroED Foundation (Romania)

Irina Gheorghiu, Albert Ludwigs Freiburg University (Germany)

Cintia Colibaba, Ion Ionescu de la Brad University Iasi (Romania)

Ovidiu Ursa, Iuliu Hatieganu University Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

Anais Colibaba, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)


The article is based on the European DC4JOBS project (under the Erasmus + programme - 2017-1-DE04-KA205-015273), which joins the efforts of the European Union to promote digital literacy among young people and fight skills mismatches and young unemployment. The project introduces the project’s interactive and dynamic platform for young people with fewer opportunities in order to up-grade, up-skill or re-skill their digital competences to meet the needs of labour market. The paper presents a summary of the project’s objectives, activities and outputs. It also gives insights into its six learning modules and ICT training course aimed at facilitating young people’s transition from school to work as well as re-skilling and up-skilling their digital skills and career guidance. The modules enable young people to improve information and skills in information and data literacy, digital communication, digital content creation, safety, soft skills and problem solving. The paper centres on the analysis of the feedback received from participants in the training course and aims at exploring their views on the content of the course and project’s platform. The feedback shows clear strengths of the DC4JOBS training course and platform which were appreciated by participants as opportunities to exercise their independence in learning and use state-of-the-art technology.

Keywords: ICT training course, digital literacy, communication, young people, jobs.

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