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15.03.2011  Togliatti
Europe Wide Get Online Week Brings Togliatti Residents to Europe
Untitled Photo Valentina Dorofeyeva from Togliatti has been retired for several years. Last year she took the Digital Literacy course at the Tvoy Kurs: Digital Literacy Center of Togliatti State University. Before her retirement she had once been downsized because her company had been requried to subnit accounting paperwork electronically and she hadn’t had the requisite skills. Overcoming the initial apprehension common among senior citizens, Valentina quickly became a competent PC user and began helping her friends and neighbors in acquiring computer skills and learning to use popular Internet services such as search engines, e-mail and Skype.
 
14.03.2011  Moscow
Finding a Job Thanks to Get Online Week
Untitled Photo A trained nurse with ten years of working experience in the field, Zhanna Klenevskaya from Moscow was looking for a career change with more administrative duties and a better pay. There were several administrative vacancies in private clinics, but along with a medical degree every employer required good computer and Internet skills which Zhanna did not have.
 
08.03.2011  Saratov
Tvoy Kurs Volunteer Trainer: A Mission and a Calling
Ekaterina Bulavina The Tvoy Kurs: Digital Literacy Center in Saratov State University was launched in April 2010, just two months prior to the graduation of Ekaterina Bulavina, a physics major and a trained computer science instructor. As Ekaterina was trying to decide which career path to choose, her volunteer work with Tvoy Kurs: Digital Literacy helped her make the right choice.
 
21.01.2011  Yaroslavl
“Your Course Helped Me Find a Job”
Untitled Photo Leokadia Kisel, a former educator from Yaroslavl, wanted to continue working after her retirement and was excited to be offered a position in accounting with a local housing cooperative. However she soon discovered that the job called for advanced computer skills, given all the calculations and paperwork involved. After reading about Your Course: Digital Literacy in a local newspaper, Mrs. Kisel completed the training course and secured the job.
 
29.12.2010  Chelyabinsk
Keeping Employment Thanks to the YCDL Certificate
Untitled Photo Irina Snegiryova from Chelyabinsk works as a secretary with a federal institution. She took part in the promotional campaign organized by Your Course: Digital Literacy and successfully passed the Digital Literacy Certificate Test, receiving the YCDL certificate. This confirmation of her digital proficiency enabled Irina to keep her employment and gave her a welcome sense of job security.
 
22.12.2010  Kirov
Onwards and Upwards with Computer Skills
Untitled Photo Thanks to her Digital Literacy training, Kseniya Kotukhova, a third year philology student of Kirov State University, upgraded her word processing and image editing skills and, consequently, was offered a training position at a local magazine with a possible extension of this training experience into a more permanent working arrangement.
 
15.12.2010  Naryan-Mar
Your Course: Digital Literacy for the Entire Family
Untitled Photo In the spring 2010, Olga Klestova, who is currently on maternity leave, and her mother Nadezhda attended a presentation of Your Course: Digital Literacy at the Digital Literacy Center of the Nenets boarding school in Naryan Mar, and decided to take the training on their own. Soon Olga successfully completed all the modules of the Curriculum, passed the Digital Literacy Certificate Test, and then helped all her immediate family members do the same.
 
07.12.2010  Novokuznetsk
A New Life, a New Success Story
Untitled Photo Neliya Reznik from Novokuznetsk, a former Russian teacher, was downsized as soon as she hit retirement age. After taking free ICT training in the Digital Literacy Center of N.V. Gogol central library, she not only acquired basic computer skills for her personal benefit, but also, despite her age, managed to land a com-puter-related job in the library.
 
01.12.2010  Togliatti
Microsoft for Digitally Controlled Machinery
Untitled Photo Information technologies have come to every area of work, and modern manufacturing enterprises would be unthinkable without computers and communications equipment. Advanced digital skills in the workplace ensure a higher salary and a better position, as Vitaly Krainov from Togliatti now knows from his personal experience.
 
30.11.2010  Saratov
Natalya Kolosova: “Job Security Keeps Me Afloat”
Untitled Photo Natalya Kolosova, a retiree from Saratov, works as a music teacher in a local kindergarten. Since now all educators are required to submit their routine paperwork in electronic format, recently Natalya found herself at risk of losing her job, because she had no computer skills and constantly had to ask other teachers for help, to their frequent displeasure. There came a point when she felt couldn’t ask others anymore but nei-ther could she do without their help, because the paperwork had to be submitted in the required format or she was risking a serious reprimand from the management. Unable to cope on her own, Natalya came to the Digital Literacy Center.

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