INTRODUCTION CALL ANNOUNCEMENT
Call for participation in „Design Your Job 4“ program
„Design Your Job 4“ is project funded under ERASMUS+ program of the European Union and implemented by pool of 3 partners from Serbia (Center for Youth and Social Development “RES POLIS”; EIPIX ENTERTAINMENT) and Macedonia (Association for sustainable development SFERA Macedonia).
During program implementation through 2 educations we will teach 12 young people (6 from each participating country), to basic 3D modelling and basic computer game animation.
First education duration is 7 days and it will be implemented in Macedonia. Second education will be in Serbia and it will last 9 days.
After each training participants will have multiple homework / task’s given by their trainers. Trainers will assist / mentor participants in their work / development process through on-line channels in order to participants fulfil their obligation and finish their task on time. These virtual practice periods will last up to 2 months.
Further on participants will give feedback on education program, give recommendations and participate on project final conference.
Participants will have a chance to receive 2 type of certificate, a valuable knowledge very needed on the job market and a work background / experience provable on on-line CV in project web page. Cost of this education program are 1620€, but the selected participants will NOT need to pay anything as we have same number of scholarships as open places for „Design Your Job 4“ program. This means that we will offer a scholarship to selected young people. After selection, selected participants will be invited to sign a scholarship contract.
For that reason we are announcing a call for Serbian citizens for:
- 6 participants
Main project activities:
First training will be a basic 3D Modelling, held in Bitola – Macedonia form 16. – 23.01.2019.
- Second training will be basic computer game animation, held in Novi Sad area – Serbia form 8. – 17.04.2019.
- Final conference, end of November 2019.
- Changes are possible both to dates and places of indicated activities
Selection process will have 2 steps. In first step participants will need to fill in simplifier application form (click here) which needs to be send / filled till 03.12.2018., after which every candidate will receive documents for information and full application form. Deadline for sending filled applications is till 10.12.2018. Project team will max 10 days after the deadline for application announce (on same web address as this call) who are the potential participants invited to apply for second round of selection.
In second round potential participants will be called by the national project team on a personal or Skype interview, after which we will select those who will pass the education program.
More about the project
European countries are facing a lot of challenges today. One of them is a big unemployment rates especially among young people (further YP). Other challenge is a great depopulation of less developed European countries as a lot of people, especially young are leaving their countries.
A great problem and great opportunity lies in ICT sector. This is a sector with constant growth and constant /urgent need for workers/services. On one hand we have a great number of unemployed YP Europe wide searching for a job and in the lack of same they are migrating to other developed countries. On other side we have growing ICT sector in all countries (more or less developed, EU or not EU country no matter) desperately seeking for skilled workforce. Unfortunately formal education system can’t “produce” enough ICT skilled workforces, so the logical assumption would be to try to find or retrain people who are unemployed. Next problem is that in many countries there is no systematic program’s that can offer ICT retraining or prequalification for unemployed people. Many countries have institution/service that deals with problem of unemployment, but there are no specific ICT programs in their offer.
Projects tend to be part of the answer to the problem of unemployment and lack of workforce in ICT sector in whole Europe. This project is the 4 edition came out from the projects under “Design Your Job” initiative in our long term process through which we aim to develop simple, short, cheaper and replicable ICT educational programs accompanied by production of new curriculums, tools, materials. Parallel with that we are testing them both through simulation and through work in/use of real sector. These programs are aimed to be used by National Employment Services or similar support system for unemployed people, especially people with fewer opportunities in order to retrain or prequalify people who can’t find job in their profession. In same time this programs is very suitable to systematically raise digital competences and life-long learning opportunities to whole population of targeted country.
Program that we want to develop through this project is an education program with manual for developers of computer/mobile games or similar 3D content.