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IT skills for the TICFIN project developed by the Romanian Banking Institute

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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EUROPEAN SOCIAL FUND
Sectorial Operational Program Human Resources Development 2007 - 2013

Priority Axis no. 3: "Increasing the adaptability of workers and enterprises"
Major field of intervention no. 3.2: "Training and support for companies and employees for promoting adaptability"
Project Title: "Development of professional skills of employees in the financial-banking sector through promoting the use of new IT and communication technologies in order to increase the adaptability and competitiveness - TICFIN"
Contract no. POSDRU/81/3.2/S/53966
Project co-funded from the European Social Fund through the Sectorial Operational Program Human Resources Development 2007-2013

IT skills for the TICFIN project developed by the Romanian Banking Institute

Bucharest, 25.01.2011 - The Romanian Banking Institute (IBR) is the beneficiary of the project "Development of professional skills of employees in the financial-banking sector through promoting the use of new IT and communication technologies in order to increase the adaptability and competitiveness - TICFIN" with an implementation period of 32 months and a total value of 10,440,117 lei.

Partners within this project are SIVECO Romania, The Romanian Business School of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry - Bucharest subsidiary and The Romanian Business School of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry - Satu Mare Subsidiary.

The general objective of TICFIN is increasing the skills, knowledge and IT capabilities of the employees in the sector of financial services, based on the new information and communication technologies (TIC), by providing lifelong professional training programs (FPC).

The project's target group will include at least 1,500 employees from the sector of financial services that will attend free introductory and improvement courses in IT skills. Out of them, at least 1,350 employees will be graduates, holders of CNFPA certificates recognized at national level. Also, from the total group, it is estimated that some 50% will be women. The graduates of the introductory course in IT skills will have access also to the improvement course.

Within the project, IBR will run activities such as:

• setting up an interregional working group, formed of representatives of the institutions and organizations active in the sector of financial services or who have connected activities (universities and providers of lifelong professional training);
• development of a portal with a forum section on the topic of raising the quality of professional training, the adaptability and flexibility of employees in the sector of financial services and the e-learning platform;
• elaboration and providing, along with the project partners, of training programs in IT skills structured on two levels of difficulty (initiation and improvement);
• organizing round tables for the target group, in order to evaluate the project's impact and launch new similar projects.

For the future learners some 130 course series will be held in Bucureşti, Constanţa, Iaşi, Botoşani, Braşov, Satu Mare, Cluj and Oradea. The themes and courses content will be adapted to the needs of the financial-banking sector. Innovative teaching methods will be used, the classical content being doubled by a modern, multimedia presentation.

Access of the employees from the financial- banking system to the introductory and improvement courses is free of charge, due to the co-funding provided by the EUROPEAN SOCIAL FUND.

Registration will be possible to start as of June 2011, online on the project's web site (under construction, www.ibr-ticfin.ro) or via mail, by using the participation form to be posted on the site.

For more information on TICFIN, contact person is Sanda Mihăiţeanu - communication/ PR responsible, e-mail sanda.mihaiteanu@ibr-rbi.ro, tel. +40 21-327.47.25/ Ext 171 or +40 21-323.00.51, fax 021-327.47.24.