Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association (LIKTA) in cooperation with University of Latvia, partners in Lithuania and Estonia, and with financial support from Microsoft Philanthropies program, is implementing Baltic Digital Skills Development Program.
The project offers free training courses in English, Latvian and Lithuanian on various ICT topics. People in the Baltic States can learn how to use the business and data analysis in training series Business and Data Analysis, the basics of Python programming, and two courses on Artificial Intelligence – Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence with Python.
Mida pakume Baltimaade Virtuaalpraktikatel osalejatele?
- Kõigil Eesti, Leedu ja Läti elanikel on võimalus tasuta oma digioskusi täiendada
- Osalege kursus(te)l eemalt, mitte ainult veebis, vaid ka teile sobival ajal videosalvestatud loenguid kasutades
- Pärast lõpueksamite sooritamist saate rahvusvahelise tunnistuse
- Osalege ühe kuu jooksul pärast lõpueksamite sooritamist virtuaalsel praktikal Balti regiooni ühes edukamas ettevõttes
- Suurendage individuaalset konkurentsivõimet kohalikul ja rahvusvahelisel tööturul
Inglis- ja eestikeelsed teoreetilised kursused erinevatel info- ja kommunikatsioonitehnoloogia teemadel nagu äriandmete analüüs, programmide ja rakenduste arendamine arvutitele ja mobiiltelefonidele, Pythoni programmeerimiskeele alused ja Microsoft 365 kasutamine. Koolitusmaterjalid on inglise keeles.
Ko mēs piedāvājam programmas “Virtuālās prakses Baltijā” dalībniekiem?
- Bez maksas pilnveidot savas digitālās zināšanas ikvienam interesentam no Latvijas, Lietuvas un Igaunijas
- Apgūt mācību kursu(s) attālināti ne vien tiešsaistē, bet arī ar lekciju videoierakstiem sev ērtā laikā
- Iegūt zināšanu apliecinājuma sertifikātu pēc kursu apguves gala eksāmenu nokārtošanas
- Piedalīties virtuālā praksē kādā no Baltijas reģiona sekmīgākajiem uzņēmumiem mēneša garumā pēc kursu apguves gala eksāmenu nokārtošanas
- Paaugstināt individuālo konkurētspēju kursu absolventiem vietējā un starptautiskajā darba tirgū.
Programmas ietvaros interesentiem ir pieejami mācību kursi angļu un latviešu valodā par dažādām informācijas un komunikācijas tehnoloģijas tēmām. Baltijas valstu iedzīvotājiem attālinātos tiešsaistes un lekciju videoierakstu kursos tiek piedāvāts apgūt iemaņas darbā ar biznesa datu analīzi apmācību ciklā Business and Data Analysis, veidot programmas un aplikācijas datoriem un mobilajiem tālruņiem Low-code/No-code kursos, kā arī apgūt Python programmēšanas pamatus un administrēt Microsoft 365 kontu. Mācību materiāli izstrādāti angļu valodā.
Ką siūlome Virtuali praktika Baltijos šalyse dalyviams?
- Galimybę visiems Lietuvos, Latvijos ir Estijos gyventojams nemokamai patobulinti savo skaitmeninius įgūdžius.
- Patogų būdą mokytis – kursuose galima dalyvauti ne tik nuotoliniu būdu, bet ir peržiūrint
paskaitų vaizdo įrašus bet kuriuo patogiu laiku.
- Suteikiame sertifikatą baigiamuosius egzaminus išlaikiusiems dalyviams.
- Išlaikiusiems egzaminus – galimybę dalyvauti virtualioje praktikoje sėkmingiausiai dirbančiose
Baltijos šalių įmonėse.
- Didinti asmeninį konkurencingumą vietos ir tarptautinėje darbo rinkoje.
Teorinius kursus anglų ir lietuvių kalbomis įvairiomis informacinių ir komunikacijų technologijų
temomis, pavyzdžiui, verslo duomenų analizės, programų ir taikomųjų programų kompiuteriams
ir mobiliesiems telefonams kūrimo, programavimo kalbos „Python“ pradmenų ir „Microsoft
365“ naudojimo. Mokymų medžiaga yra anglų kalba.
The Baltic Virtual Internships is a unique opportunity to virtually learn digital skills. All lectures are recorded, allowing you to watch them any time or start the program later. On top of that, after finishing the theory everyone has a chance to be a part of a virtual internship, during which participants can use their new skills in a work environment. This experience will, later on, help them to apply for demanding positions, and ensure individual competitiveness in the domestic and international labour market. Internships will be taking place remotely (virtually).
Initiative “Virtual Internships in the Baltic’s” is implemented by Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association (LIKTA) in cooperation with the University of Latvia and with financial support from Microsoft Philanthropies program.
Our aim is to provide the necessary tools and possibilities to develop the digital skills of inhabitants of all three Baltic States. We will not only provide training courses but also offer the opportunity of internships to apply new skills in practice – either in different companies and organizations all around the Baltic States, or in upskilling after the courses, where those who have passed the exam will be able to raise their qualification, doing interesting and practical tasks according to methodology developed in cooperation with IT industry stakeholders.
Participants will be given the opportunity to learn business and data analysis, development of apps and virtual assistants, learn to use Python, as well as wide possibilities of Microsoft 365 account. At the end of courses, participants will have acquired skills to work with a large amount of data, make data visualizations, develop programs that can be used in a business environment, and etc.
At the end of the courses, participants will have the opportunity to apply those skills in practice in a real work environment, by using the learning-by-doing approach.
LIKTA has already received positive feedback about this project in the past, and is happy that people, who are interested in developing their digital skills, can keep using an opportunity not only to update their knowledge but also to upskills their knowledge in virtual internships.
Initiative started on the 17th of June, 2021, and lasted till December 30th, 2022.
All courses are recorded and now are available for self-learning.
Around March/April of year 2023 there is planned new round of courses, as well new courses on artificial intelligence for beginners and advanced learners.
Meet Karlis Kivlenieks, who is passionate about empowering individuals to harness the power of artificial intelligence without extensive coding knowledge. As a leading expert at the University of Latvia Innovation Center and co-founder of the miniAccelerator No-Code program, Karlis is dedicated to developing course materials on no-code and AI technologies.
Since 2020, Karlis has been immersed in the AI space, diving deep into OpenAI’s platform in early 2021. Soon after, he successfully launched his first project utilizing the powerful Davinci model. As a no-coder, Karlis continually explores and learns about platforms that enable users to create diverse AI solutions with ease.
Join Karlis in the Introduction for Artificial Intelligence course (ENG) and learn about AI, specifically machine learning theory, as well as create your first AI solutions without extensive coding.
MS Excel and business analysis using Power-BI
Margus has more than 20 years of experience in training adults. He is an expert in MS Office software. The main training topics have been table processing in MS Excel and business analysis using Power-BI. In addition, trainings have been conducted on describing process diagrams, organization of work, and creating Access databases and Excel macros with Visual Basic.
Clients have singled out Margus’s competence, commitment and engagingness as a trainer.
Business and Data Analysis
Deivids Tenis is an experienced data analyst with a strong background in helping companies solve complex problems using data. With experience working across multiple departments, including finance, logistics, and marketing, Deivids has a broad perspective on the potential impact of artificial intelligence and machine learning on various industries. He has a particular interest in machine learning and its application in the workplace, leveraging his expertise to explore the best ways to use these algorithms to drive insights and improve decision-making.
Python programming introductory course is led by Ints Meijers who has extensive experience of delivering training and uses Python to solve daily tasks. This course will take you through basics of programming with Python. You will gain understanding necessary for further studies and will be able to pick a task and solve it with confidence. Live demonstrations and home assignments will provide you with practice and lead to better understanding of theory.
Microsoft 365 administration
Normunds Upenieks is a lecturer at the BDA (Baltic Computer Academy), the largest IT training center in the Baltics. As a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), Normunds has been running courses on Microsoft IT solutions (Windows Server and Client, System Center, Azure, Microsoft 365) for 20 years. He has practical experience in planning, implementing and administering on-premises and cloud infrastructure.
Experienced software developer and active .NET community member
Gunnar is an experienced software developer and active .NET community member from Tallinn, Estonia. Gunnar has grown up with coding and has worked on different Microsoft platforms and technologies right from primary school. Having seen technologies coming, going and evolving Gunnar has a deep understanding of Microsoft technologies.
Gunnar is an active member of Microsoft communities. Blogging, forums, community evenings, conferences, beer-house talks with other developers – this is part of Gunnar’s everyday life. Due to active participation in technical communities, Gunnar is honoured as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional since October 2008.
Aurimas Aleksandras Nausėdas
Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science
Navigating the realm of science and technology, Aurimas Aleksandras Nausėdas has consistently sought to bridge traditional fields with innovative frontiers. His formative years at Edinburgh University ignited his passion for Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science, leading him to explore the intricate domain of Bioinformatics at Vilnius University. There, the wonders of biology and chemistry unveiled themselves, merging seamlessly with algorithmic complexities to form a coherent narrative of future possibilities.
Aurimas has ventured further into the intersections of Artificial Intelligence with industry. He is also an avid public speaker and a lecturer in Lithuania on Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science to go with his passions of computing, running and playing basketball daily.
Virtual internship is an option offered to participants who have passed the course exam.
During a virtual internship, the intern applies the knowledge acquired during the theoretical course to a challenge set by the company/organization (internship provider/industry stakeholder).
For the employer:
– Real added value for the company – the intern will help you to structure and prepare visually appealing reports, develop a necessary app, automate the flow of documents in the company, etc.
– The opportunity to select the most suitable intern for your company’s needs.
– Knowledgeable interns who knows that a virtual internship can be a stepping stone to a job in the technology sector.
– A fully developed internship module and guidelines with recommended internship tasks.
For the intern:
– Opportunity to put into practice the knowledge acquired in the courses and to consolidate skills through a “learning by doing” approach.
– Increased understanding of the needs of modern companies, their potential and development directions.
– Trying out a new industry and qualification and, who knows, maybe even getting a job offer in the technology sector.
The internship, including individual work, will last no more than 32 hours (within 1 month). The employer provides a responsible person from the company who will contact the intern once a week via MS Teams, Zoom, or other platform., explain the internship and answer any unclear questions. For further guidance on the internship process, sample internship assignments and information on the skills acquired during the course, please see the documents attached below.
Internship opportunity is provided to everybody – LIKTA in cooperation with IT industry stakeholders has developed internship methodology with modern and up-to-date tasks and provides upskilling that is lead by a professional mentor.
Registration for internships
Both interns and companies/organizations can register on the platform www.applyforinternships.eu. Internship providers should provide information about the provisional tasks for intern, however interns should mention their ambitions in internship. The platform ensures automatic matching between interns and employers and, in case of common interest, mutual communication.