200 people in the Colombian city of Tunja have benefitted from the Tunja Telework Program, a project to certify skills for flexible work, run in partnership between ICDL Colombia and the Mayor of Tunja.
Among the participants in the project were mothers, young people looking for their first job, and people with motor disabilities. Participants received training through an e-learning system that involved 50 face-to-face hours and 40 virtual hours. Through the 90 hours of learning, the participants developed the required competences to take ICDL certification under the Telework Profile. 188 people have been certified so far.
The project also involves efforts in organisations at national and international level to secure teleworking employment opportunities for some of the participants. The Tunja Telework Program reinforces ICDL Colombia’s commitment to build and strengthen local alliances for employing people with digital skills certification, and to make it easier for organisations and individuals to adopt flexible, technology-based working practices.