During the 2012 edition of the Catalan “Connecta’t” program, 900 citizens were trained. The program reached a very wide range of the population in 24 municipalities of Catalonia (Spain) and was aimed to promote the digital literacy of the unemployed in order to facilitate their search for a job.
A total of 2145 hours of teaching were given, spread over 143 training modules (A: Digital Literacy, and B: Employment Guidance). All training took place at the facilities of 36 telecenters of the Catalan Network of ICT Points and at the venues of other partners such as libraries or youth information points.
A video report (subtitled in Spanish and Catalan) collects the impressions of various actors who participated in the project while evaluating the impact of the program on the territory.
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The upcoming 4th Global Forum on Telecentres, also known as Spark, that will take place from May 28-29, 2013 in Granada, Spain.
Hosted by Telecentre.org Foundation, Telecentre-Europe, Comunidad de Redes de Telecentros, Red Guadalinfo, and the National Information Society Agency of Korea, Spark will bring together leading information and communication technology for development (ICT4D) and telecentre stakeholders to learn from each other, build strategic partnerships, explore opportunities, and develop solutions and services to extend the full benefits of ICT to underserved communities and individuals everywhere.
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Thousands of Europeans were digitally empowered during the Get Online Week campaign of Telecentre-Europe. Between 18 and 24 March 2013, more than 10.000 ICT learning centres, libraries & schools in 26 countries supported over 100.000 people in their online journeys.
Telecentre-Europe is very pleased with the massive effort done by its partners during Get Online Week 2013 and its astonishing outcomes. In just one week, the European ICT learning centres, libraries, schools, etc. have changed the lives of so many people and proved once more why they are at the frontline of digital empowerment and inclusion.
» Continue reading at the GOW website
On April 2, World Pulse is launching the fourth annual year of Voices of Our Future, an online training program in citizen journalism and digital empowerment for emerging grassroots women leaders.
After an initial screening during a month-long application process, selected applicants will enter a full five-month long program starting in June,where they will gain the tools and knowledge to vocalize and actualize their visions for themselves, their communities and the world.
» Sign up by April 2
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The Communications Officer is responsible for communications towards Telecentre-Europe stakeholders and members, the mass media and general public. S/he will increase the visibility of telecentres mission, activities and contribution to the digital inclusion and empowerment of European citizens and to the achievement of social and economic goals.
S/he will increase the mass media and public profiles of the organisation; coordinate marketing, dissemination and mainstream activities; actively participate in the communicational aspects of projects, events and campaigns; further develop Telecentre-Europe online community; and contribute to the achievement of new business opportunities.
» Download the full job description for the position of Communications Officer
Applicants should send their resume and brief statement of interest (not exceeding 500 words).
All application documents should be submitted not later than April 7th (extended deadline), 2013 via email, to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants are requested to specify the position they apply for in the email subject.
On March 21 a free webinar took place on MS Office 2013. The webinar was organized by Connecting Up & TechSoup Asia and sponsored by Microsoft Citizenship. The 1 hour recording is now available for anyone wishing to learn about what’s new in MS Office 2013.
The latest version of Microsoft Office is an overall improvement from previous versions, with new features and a refreshed user interface. The productivity suite has also been optimised for touchscreen devices, such as tablets and all-in-one PCs with touch monitors.
There are many new features sprinkled across the software within the Office suite, so watch this webinar for a live demonstration of the new Microsoft Office! It will address some of the key useful features and how eligible not-for-profits can access donated licenses from Microsoft.