DIGITAL SKILLS and SOCIAL INCLUSION
the SKILLSLAB project
SkillsLab is a project aimed at offering newcomers and unaccompanied minor refugees a stepping stone towards digital literacy and creative professions. The Skillslab workshops are at the heart of the project and should provide participants with insight into the importance of their choice of school in relation to their further professional careers. In the long term, we want to encourage participants to choose technical, scientific or artistic disciplines and to move towards creative, technical and scientific professions. We are convinced that, in the light of technological progress and creative industries, people with a STEAM profile and the desire for lifelong learning can make a difference on the labour market.
What we do...
With SkillsLab we want to create a place where newcomers and unaccompanied underage refugees learn to discover their talents and express their dreams by digital means. SkillsLab does not offer stand-alone training in programming, laser cutting, 3D printing...etc. We deliberately connect digital literacy with many other domains: language teaching, media literacy, creative use of digital tools and the use of various sources of information.
It is explicitly intended to show newcomers the way to a variety of library collections. Libraries are evolving into 'open' organisations that, as a result of the digital explosion, are evolving towards a hotspot where both traditional and new media find shelter.
Finally, SkillsLab provides participants a digital bath that will strengthen their self-esteem and improve their position on the labour market through digital literacy.