Free distance computer course for migrants in Rome

SIPROMI, the migrant assistance service of the Municipality of Rome in the Italian capital, promotes a free computer course for migrants hosted by the SIPROMI network.

Rome’s municipal government immigration office is to launch a distance computer course for migrants and refugees on its SIPROMI (Sportello Unico per Accoglienza dei Migranti) network. The course will start on May 19, 2020.

The course, which is free, will provide basic computer skills and is organized by a cooperative, Programma Intera, on behalf of the municipal immigrant support service in the capital. The deadline for submitting applications is May 16, 2020, organizers said.

Programma Intera said the new distance learning course has a “varied curriculum that is easily accessible” and will give participants the “skills to use [blog posting sites like] WordPress. ”

Computer skills to find work

The initiative hopes to equip participants with the skills to help them find employment. The course will include a lab to create mobile phone applications. The program consists of two lessons per week, for a total of 46 hours spread over 23 lessons.

Classes will take place via the Skype Internet calling application on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

How to register

Participants will need access to a stable internet connection and at least one computer or tablet between two students. A maximum of 18 students will be allowed.

Applicants must demonstrate a good knowledge of the Italian language, at least level B1. Language skills will be tested after application. To participate, you must complete a form and send it before May 16 to the e-mail address: [email protected]

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