According to White Paper Women and ICT: Why are girls still not attracted to ICT studies and careers? issued by European Schoolnet, in Europe ICT skills gap are widening. This is a major problem because of the strategic importance of ICT in achieving EU ambitions in global competitiveness and the development of the knowledge society. Our Project addresses the problem of low representation of women In ICT sector In Europe. According to experts, IT professions are well suited for women. Women have good sense to write programs, they are more disciplined and can boast ingenuity. The goal of the project is to ensure equal opportunities for men and women on the labour market, reducing the causes of segregation in ICT professions and allowing women to enjoy greater career opportunities in the technical sectors.
Our Project will use tools of Web 2.0 as online vocational guidance to provide a more attractive integration of learning systems and social media: Facebook, LinkedIn, blogs,etc. plus providing role models of successful women careers in IT.
The aim of the partnership is to improve skills and qualifications of VET advisers who work with young people-especially girls- in lower lever and higher level of secondary education. The main product of the project is online vocational guidance tool.
The main target group are the VET advisors working in secondary schools, vocational guidance institutions, career planning centers, labour offices, etc.
The second target group are girls in secondary education schools aged 15-19 who are about to choose further education path.
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