Tech for refugees
Intel just handed over $1m to the International Rescue Committee to give 1,000 refugees in Germany tech training. Project CORE – Creating Opportunities for Refugee Employment – aims to equip individuals with key skills for ICT and other in-demand sectors of the German economy.
As well as providing job training services, the programme will work with potential employers and share experiences related to refugee engagement. All education will be free of charge, while participants will receive grants.
Project CORE graduates will also be fixed up with jobs at up to 25 companies in Germany.
Is this joined up?
In 2016, Intel joined forces with the National Institution for Transforming India to launch 10 Atal Tinkering Laboratories in schools to promote adaptive learning, physical computing and develop a design mindset among students. The programme developed rapidly, with India able to boast 1,000 by end-2017 – the government announced plans for a further 1,500 in December.