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Category winner 2012 e-inclusion awards: Cibernàrium – Barcelona Activa:ICT skills for employability and competitiveness

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Barcelona Activa is the local development agency for the Barcelona area and actively promotes ICT skills, training and environments for digital inclusion, employability and competitiveness. Cibernàrium offers free digital training for internet beginners at two Cibernàrium centres and 11 satellite centres located in public libraries. Cibernàrium provides a wide range of practical internet-related training activities that helped 75,219 participants in 2011 to develop their IT skills, promoting their e-inclusion and employability. The digital literacy programming of Cibernàrium includes 45 training activities characterized by their short length (between 1 and 2 hours), practical and innovative contents and flexible timetables. The Cibernàrium programme has now moved beyond digital literacy and has opened a second centre specialising in providing advanced and theme & sector-oriented IT training for professionals and companies to improve their competitiveness.
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