I look forward to promoting stronger U.S.-Latvia ties and working with AmCham members to ensure Latvia is a trusted destination for international business.
John Tully, Chairman of the Board of MikroTik
The goal of the project "IT For My Future Career" was to increase young people competitiveness in labor market targeting three regions of Latvia with the highest youth unemployment rate. During the project 200 young people participated in teaching sessions learning how to apply IT skills in business environment and their future career - Office 365 tools, Infogr.am as well as digital marketing tools, etc. After the training each of the 200 participants of the first tier passed their knowledge to five other young people, thus strengthening their IT and leadership skills, as well. Overall 1200 young people were educated.
Signe Bāliņa, President of LIKTA: "As the result of the project "IT For My Future Career", youngsters are more prepared for the labor market and more motivated to continue education in this field. The survey shows that 30% of those who were involved in the project want to perfect themselves and acquire new knowledge, while 32% of participants want to use ICT skills for future labor needs or choose ICT as a profession.
Anete Lasmane, one of the students: "Participation in the project supported by YouthSpark and LIKTA gave me the opportunity to share my knowledge and skills with other youth to gain confidence, of what I've learned."
AmCham and PwC share the same values and targets to achieve socially.
Zlata Elksnina-Zascirinska, Country Managing Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers