The Innovation Center of the University of Latvia (LUMIC) is involved in the implementation of the project “Virtual Practices in the Baltics”. The leading partner of the project is the Latvian Information and Communication Technology Association (LIKTA), which implements the project with the financial support of Microsoft and in cooperation with partners from the education and non-governmental sector from all three Baltic States.

The idea of ​​the project is based on the Baltic Digital Skills Development Initiative, which LUMIC implements from November 2020 to June 4, 2021, providing more than 9,800 people from all three Baltic countries with Business and Data Analysis courses, as well as Codeless. and small code programming courses, testing the skills acquired at the end of the course in practice in real companies.

In the project implemented by LIKTA, a wider number of people will be able to acquire digital skills, moreover, the number of offered training courses will be supplemented with two new training courses. The new course program and methodology will be developed by LUMIC based on a survey of participants and industry experts in order to adapt them to the real needs of today's work environment (digital skills needed in today's society).

At the end of the course, participants who have completed the course and received a certificate will be offered internships in companies and organizations in the Baltic States that are interested in using digital technologies and attracting interns. The knowledge thus acquired will have practical applicability and a “learning by doing” approach will be implemented.

Currently, the University of Latvia Innovation Center LUMIC together with LIKTA is creating the 3rd round of the Digital Skills Program, which is planned to start in the spring of 2023. It is currently possible to register and learn all lifelong learning courses of the 2nd round of the program.