21st Century Worker is a practical course indended for those who would like to improve their technology skills.

This course aims to introduce technology and explain technological concepts in human language in order to build self confidence in working with technology.

This course is the first step into the world of technology and is a resource developed by Mímir in order to empower workers during this fourth industrial revolution. Many jobs will change or even disappear due to technolical advancements – even sooner than expected in the aftermath of the economic downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of this course is to catch workers who are at risk of losing their jobs or have already lost their jobs and/or are part time.

The goal of this course is to empower individuals in the technology that is in high demand in order for workers to strengthen their position within the labor market. This course will inform workers about the potential impact of this fourth insustrial revolution on both society and individuals in the labor market. This course will also analyze the best skills and abilities in technology for the worker using the Digital Fitness Wheel developed by VR to help workers assess their own technilogical skills.

Business educational funds, including Starfsaflt, will pay for the full participation of their members. Members of Efling, Verkalýðsfélagið Hlíf in Hafnarfjörður and Verkalýðs-og sjómannafélag Keflavíkur can recieve a full subsidy for the course. Please note there is a limited number of spaces available.

The course is a total of 28 class hours and is divided into two parts. It is taught in Icelandic.

First Part

  • The fourth industrial revolution.
  • Guide to success.
  • The Digital Fitness Wheel.

Second Part

  • Workshop 1: Using Social Media (opportunities on social media)
  • Workshop 2: Google at work, leisure and learning (the many possible uses of the Google environment is introduced)
  • Workshop 3: Digital data processing (i.e. image processing ect..)
  • Workshop 4: Programming and settings (computer parts, connections and automations).

This course is taught via distance learning and workers from all over the country may attend. Those who need additional technical support or need equipments (i.e a computer with a webcam and indernet connection) are welcome to attend the course at Mímir located at Höfðabakki 9 to receive support and access to equipment.

Study and career counselors are also available. Course instructors are experts in their fields and experienced working with students at all different levels of ability in regards to technology.

Course Dates:

The first course will begin on 3rd of November and ends on 13 November 2020. Registration and further information can be found on Mímir´s website, www.mimir.is

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