Eastleigh Borough Council is looking for women aged between 18 and 35 years old who are currently out of work to fill out a survey about their thoughts on digital technologies, as part of an ambitious new European project.
PONToon (Partnership Opportunities using New Technologies fostering sOcial and ecOnomic inclusion) is an international project funded by the Interreg 5A European Regional Development Fund and consists of 11 international partners, including Eastleigh Borough Council, led by the University of Portsmouth.
The aim of the project is to help women who may feel socially and/or economically excluded by factors such as gender, mental/physical health issues, lone parenthood and restricted mobility to find meaningful employment by providing them with digital skills and employment help and advice..
The survey will help to inform the creation of a digital toolkit that will provide women with the skills needed to access the ever-increasing employment opportunities in the digital sector.
The toolkit will consist of a variety of apps, video games, virtual reality tools and workshops, with some of the ideas currently in development including a job speed-dating app, a virtual reality job interview and a map that highlights training and employment locations.
When filling out the Partner Organisation section at the top of the survey, please enter ‘Eastleigh Borough Council’ as your partner organisation.