Nearly fifty young people from the Almanzora region have received free training in Office 2010 through the program 'Scholarship .MOS' Esplai Foundation and Microsoft, who has joined the network Guadalinfo, promoted by the Ministry of Economy, Innovation, Science and by the provincial councils and Andalusian Employment. Attendees received the title of Microsoft Office Specialist, an official internationally valid certification will enhance their employability and is recognized by the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities.
According to the European Commission, the 90% jobs that will be generated in the EU over the next decade will require digital skills that currently a high percentage of the population has. "The Guadalinfo network has as one of its main objectives to improve the employability of the population through social innovation projects and strengthening of digital skills, especially those who are least able to find employment, as young, and for this reason has joined Guadalinfo 'Scholarship .MOS', to improve the curriculum of its beneficiaries obtaining the official title office suite currently most widespread ", has detailed the territorial delegate Economy, Innovation, Science and Employment, Adriana Valverde.
Specifically, we have benefited from these scholarships 47 young people aged 16 and 30 years who have received training in the center of Albox Guadalinfo. The majority came from the same municipality, although they have also participated in the youth program Albanchez, Laroya, Huercal Overa, He pulled, Macael and of the province of Granada. Programs that students have requested to certify their skills were as follows: 20 and Word, 14 en Power Point y 13 in Excel. Of the 47 participants 45 have passed the certification tests and received the title of Microsoft Office Specialist.
Certification 'Scholarship .MOS', that has been done at no cost to beneficiaries, is valued at 60 euros, yes it was so ground examination, o hasta 300 euros if it was accompanied by training online or face additional. Guadalinfo offered in Andalusia 395 grants to acquire training and therefore obtain accreditation in Word, Excel y/o Power Point. Young beneficiaries have made an intensive preparatory training test in each of the ten centers that have joined the project in Andalusia. Those who have pointed to the mandatory pre-training were able to follow a course of 20-30 hours, in face format, the form of self-formative line on, to gain knowledge in the use of these three programs.
The red Guadalinfo
The red Guadalinfo, promoted by the Regional Government of Andalusia in collaboration with the Provincial Councils, has worked eleven years to curb the digital divide in our community, ensuring that all citizens Andalusian, wherever they live and whatever their age or socioeconomic status, they can access new information technologies and communication.
It is the largest network of Internet Access Spain, and works effectively deploying its new concept of social innovation, training and employment, beyond its first conception, focused on digital literacy in schools, over 220 social innovation projects in Almería where users and users are central in the transformation of their territories in areas such as entrepreneurship and employment, health, heritage conservation and the natural environment and equal opportunities.
Guadalinfo has 93 centers in the province of Almería, implemented in municipalities with less than 20.000 people, well have eight Centers Public Internet Access (Head), in urban areas at risk of social exclusion in the capital Almeria, El Ejido and Nijar. The network in our province over 92.700 users and users, of which more than 52% women are.
The Ministry of Economy, Innovation, Science and Employment has made between 2008 and 2013 for sustaining Guadalinfo centers and Public Internet Access Centres Almeria 11,1 million, in addition to the 3,7 million euros from the Provincial Government for the centers in municipalities with less than 20.000 people. For the new framework Guadalinfo initiated in 2014, the Andalusian contribute nearly 25 million, of which two million will go to the centers Guadalinfo Almería, to which must be added other 5,5 million for the renewal of computer equipment, amount financed with FEDER.