Migrants follow a class in a hospitality center near Catania, Sicily | Photo: ANSA / Orietta Scardino
Migrants follow a class in a hospitality center near Catania, Sicily | Photo: ANSA / Orietta Scardino

SIPROMI, the Rome municipality's service providing assistance to migrants in the Italian capital, is promoting a free computer course for migrants hosted by the SIPROMI network.

The immigration office of Rome's municipal government is due to launch a distance learning computer course for migrants and refugees on its SIPROMI (Sportello Unico per l'Accoglienza dei Migranti) network. The course will begin 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 municipality's service assisting immigrants in the capital. The deadline for applications to participate is May 16, 2020, organizers said.

Programma Intera said the new distance-learning course has a "varied program which is easily accessible" and will give participants the "necessary skills to use [blog posting sites like] WordPress."

Computer skills to find work

The initiative hopes to give participants the necessary skills to help them find employment. The course will include a laboratory to create cell phone apps. The program consists of two classes a week, for a total of 46 hours distributed over 23 lessons.

Lessons will be held over the internet calling-app Skype on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4 until 6 pm.

How to apply

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

Applicants should demonstrate good knowledge of the Italian language, at least level B1. Language skills will be tested after application. In order to participate, you should fill out a form and send it by May 16 to the email address: inclusione@immigrazione.roma.it

Details about the course's program can be consulted through this link: http://www.programmaintegra.it/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Programma-del-corso.pdf


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