Teach for Future Mentoring Campus on ICT - ANBPR Romania
The Mentoring Campus on ICT is a complex blended mobility for adults carried out within the TEACH FOR FUTURE project (Educational Transformation of Adults through Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship), funded under the Erasmus+ program. The project is coordinated by the National Association of Public Librarians and Libraries in Romania (ANBPR), with partners from Bulgaria and Greece (the Global Libraries Bulgaria Foundation and the Initiative for Heritage Conservation, Greece), as well as associated partners from all the three participating countries (National Library of Romania, Bucharest Metropolitan Library, Octavian Goga County Library in Cluj, Panait Istrati" County Library in Brăila, Kájoni János Harghita County Library, Bulgarian Library and Information Association of Bulgaria, and Learning for Life, Greece).
The overall goal of this initiative is to increase adults’ digital skills level, according to the international ICDL standard, as well as to expand the offer of high-quality training, testing, and certification opportunities for adults, related to digital skills.
The Mentoring Campus on ICT, like the whole TEACH FOR FUTURE project, is part of an innovative, creative, and multidisciplinary approach for adult education on ICT topics, focusing on organizing blended adult training sessions that stimulate innovation and creativity and support emancipation and collaborative and experiential learning, also embedding practical and applied activities. In this direction, the initiative contributes to develop adult education activities in line with the evolving trends of the European labour market, as well as to the evolution of adult education methods at large.
During the first edition of the Mentoring Campus on ICT in Bucharest, in 2022, 30 adult learners from Romania, Greece and Bulgaria practiced their skills on 3D modeling and printing, image editing, digital marketing and online collaboration tools, while also exchanging good practices and created original outputs with the newly acquired skills. The Campus led to better access to employment opportunities for the participants, as well as to increased capacity to integrate technological changes in their daily work, to engage socially and to develop professionally and personally. The skills acquired within the Mentoring Campus have also an important potential for multiplication within the learners’ community. Finally, these results are the starting point for future collaboration between the participating organizations.