18-22 February 2019 the first trainings for the implementation plan of the project “Digital Competence Framework for Ukrainian Teachers and Other Citizens” (598236-EPP-1-2018-1-LT- EPPKA2-CBHE-SP) provided. Professor, Head of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Informatics O. Dmitrieva and Assistant Professors of this Department N.Maslova and N. Kostyukova took part in the actraining activities.

The training program was very rich and interesting. We found out about the certification of knowledge in the digital field, have seen the work of the Lithuanian testing platform/ Speakers told about the gap between the labor market requirements for digital competencies and the skills that job applicants have. Much attention was also paid to the creation and organization of testing centers. Lithuanian colleagues shared the experience of the work of the Lithuanian National Digital Coalition and said that thanks to the efforts of the Coalition, the programs of teaching computer science were updated in the secondary schools of Lithuania.

Attendees of the report invited to the training of representatives of the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists, Innovation Center, Kaunas Science and Technology Park who drew attention to the challenges of modern life regarding digital skills.

An unforgettable impression was the meeting of the participants with the rector of the university, Mr. Josas Augutis, who spoke about the difficult history of the university and its work in modern conditions, as well as visits to the faculty of informatics and laboratories working on its base: neural networks and multimedia.

The training program also included a visit to the Kaunas Faculty of Vilnius University. The Faculty is located in historic buildings that occupy the entire Old Town Quarter in Kaunas. During the visit, the director of the Institute of Social Sciences and Applied Informatics spoke about the institute’s curricula, in particular, about the Information Systems and CyberSecurity program.