Online training

Learn online, anytime, anywhere and learn valuable skills from leading organization IPKO Foundation and top Kosovo university RIT Kosovo (A.U.K.). KosLift will recruit and train students in high demand skills through the completion of a set of online trainings.

You can be one of the 1000 students that will have access to an array of professional courses. Study, learn, upskill and certify for free at your own pace.

All applications for the online courses will be evaluated subject to the program eligibility criteria, as indicated throughout the outreach campaign. If selected, you receive access to the self-led online course platform. Each course includes video content, articles, exercises and a final quiz. Upon successful completion of the course content including, submission of exercises and the quizzes, you will be awarded with the certificate of completion from IF and RIT Kosovo (A.U.K). Each course is expected to take approximately one week to complete.

Objectives: The training equips you with the job-skills most in demand in the current market including:

  • A realistic perspective of work and work expectations,
  • Problem solving skills,
  • Guidance in making appropriate and responsible decisions and
  • Aspiration in fulfilling individual goals.

Benefits: Online training is anywhere learning! Classroom training sessions require face to face interaction, which usually takes place during working hours, hampering working schedules. With online training, you have the freedom to to take the course at the place and time of your choice, without affecting work/school schedules.

Criteria: Online trainings are open to:

  • Enrolled UP and RIT Kosovo (A.U.K.) students
  • Citizens of Kosovo
  • Students between the ages of 18 and 25

Students should submit a motivation letter and confirmation of enrollment from the university, at the application form HERE.

Durability: 3-month training, Each course will take 1 week to complete.

Course Availability:

  • Online Courses #1 – March – May, 2019
  • Online Courses #2 – October – December, 2019
  • Online Courses #3 – March May, 2020

 

 

Description of Online Courses:

This introductory course provides exposure to the latest in behavioural science and its application to the work world. Topics and exercises will include understanding, assessing and developing a growth mindset, understanding and developing your strengths and working style and your values at work.

Objectives: Learn how to inventory your professional skills and interest to build a career road-map.

Benefits: Through innovative and engaging online learning techniques, you will build and enhance the critical hard and soft skills that will help you stand out in your current or future profession.

Durability: 1 week

Timeline:

  •    March 2019
  •    October 2019
  •    February 2020

This foundational course focuses on the concepts of creative confidence and design thinking. How is design thinking applied to research and development? The course provides exposure to:

  • What is creative confidence?
  • What is empathy and why does it matter?
  • Framing and Defining Challenges
  • Brainstorming, Generating and Testing Ideas
  • The power of feedback

Objectives: Understand what creative thinking techniques are and comprehend their importance in tackling global challenges as well as everyday problem- solving scenarios.

Benefits: This course will equip you with a ‘tool-box’, introducing you to a selection of behaviours and techniques that will augment your innate creativity. Some of the tools are suited to use on your own and others work well for a group, enabling you to leverage the power of a team.

Durability: 1 week

Timeline:

  •    March 2019
  •    October 2019
  •    February 2020

What is the difference between knowledge and thinking? This module will introduce the building blocks of critical thinking, how to identify and examine bias, and to judge the value, authenticity, and authority of the information we encounter every day. Participants learn concepts they can apply in their personal and professional communications.

Objectives: Learn how to perform perform strategic analysis and assessment, assess a critical need and design a tailored solution and employ adaptive problem-solving to work through obstacles collaboratively.

Benefits: This course will demystify, discuss, and provide application techniques for critical thinking and problem-solving in a business context. Best practices for problem-solving will be discussed and illustrated including how to weigh alternative solutions, incorporate feedback from stakeholders, and how and when to start over.

Durability: 1 week

Timeline:

  •    March 2019
  •    October 2019
  •    February 2020

Teams are groups of people who come together for a common goal.  What makes a good team? What is the role of individuals in a team? How can you exhibit leadership skills without always needing to be a leader?  This module will introduce participants to team psychology as well as a range of business tools that support collaboration, task management and co-creation.

Objectives: Help you understand the important dynamics of group communication and learn how to put them into practice to improve your overall teamwork.

Benefits: In this course you will learn to: make better decisions, be more creative and innovative, manage conflict and work with difficult group members, negotiate for preferred outcomes, improve group communication in virtual environments, develop a better overall understanding of human interaction, and work more effectively as a team.

Durability: 1 week

Timeline:

  •    March 2019
  •    October 2019
  •    February 2020

We all use technology tools in our daily lives. Few of us are experts but which tools are used most often by innovators and entrepreneurs to share and sell their ideas?  This module introduces the basics of digital tools for business which everyone should be familiar.

Objectives: Familiarize you with different digital tools to grow your career or business.

Benefits: This course will help you understand the tools and strategies used to make data-driven decisions that you can put to use in your own company or business. This valuable data may include in-store and online customer transactions, customer surveys as well as prices and advertising.

Durability: 1 week

Timeline:

  •    March 2019
  •    October 2019
  •    February 2020

A prototype is an early model of a product used for testing a concept or visualizing an idea. This module covers the whole aspect of prototyping which can be an early sample of an app which is not fully functional and contains a basic UI or even sketches.
The module will be extremely helpful for future programmers and UI/UX designers by providing a sound foundation for building apps for future clients. The aim of it is to allow testing an idea without building an actual app.

Objectives: Design and prototype user interfaces to address the users and tasks identified in user research.

Benefits: Through a series of lectures and exercises, you will learn and practice paper- and other low-fidelity prototyping techniques; you will learn and apply principles from graphic design, including design patterns; you will learn to write a design rationale; and you will learn how to design for specific populations and situations, including principles and practices of accessible design.

Durability: 1 week

Timeline:

  •    March 2019
  •    October 2019
  •    February 2020

In this module, students will learn about the definitions of the problem, schedule, and how to avoid obstacles that occur during a project. The module will go briefly through five elements of Project Management:

  •    Initiation
  •    Planning
  •    Executing
  •    Monitoring & Controlling
  •    Closing

At the end of the course you will be able to identify a product scope and create a basic work breakdown structure.

Objectives: Learn practical ways to explore and understand your goals from the outset of your project, and to consider all the factors that may affect its execution. Clearly identifying what the project is, and what its outcomes will be.

Benefits: At the end of the course you will be able to identify and manage the product scope, build a work breakdown structure, create a project plan, create the project budget, define and allocate resources, manage the project development, identify and manage risks, and understand the project procurement process.

Durability: 1 week

Timeline:

  •    March 2019
  •    October 2019
  •    February 2020

This module will provide you with an overview of existing data products and an understanding of the data collection landscape. Students will become familiar with different approaches to research and methods of inquiry and will learn to employ an array of research techniques related to citing sources, reading and reviewing literature, data collection and analysis, etc.

Objectives: Have a good understanding of the data collection landscape and overview over existing data products and a good.

Benefits: The course will give you a hands-on experience with research and will equip you with a foundational conceptual understanding of research and what it involves as well as with basic research skills.

Durability: 1 week

Timeline:

  •    March 2019
  •    October 2019
  •    February 2020

This module enables students with little or no programming experience to get introduced to object-oriented programming using JAVA programing language. It provides a solid foundation to be build upon by those pursuing a software development career.

Objectives: Use decision and looping constructs and methods to dictate program flow;

  • Understand basic object oriented concepts such as inheritance, encapsulation, and abstraction;
  • Use and manipulate object references, and to write simple error handling code;
  • Use the new SE 8 java.time and java.time format packages to format and print the local date and time;

Benefits: By enrolling in this course, you’ll expand your knowledge of Java SE 8, while building your Java skill set. You’ll build a solid basis in the Java programming language upon which to base continued work and training.

Durability: 1 week

Timeline:

  •    March 2019
  •    October 2019
  •    February 2020

The module will teach you the basics of Java programming language and object oriented programming (OOP) concepts which are required for the development of Android applications. Developing applications for Android™ systems requires basic knowledge of Java programming language.

Objectives: Provide the basic tools and skills to ensure a smooth start with Android application development.

Benefits: Learn all the basics of the platform and all the skills an Android app developer needs to be successful Making apps for Android is a lot of fun. The project we are going to work on is a simple game that will review the basics of programming as well as the tools and technologies you’ll use to build Android apps.

Durability: 1 week

Timeline:

  •    March 2019
  •    October 2019
  •    February 2020

The Web Development module has been designed to equip the student with fundamental knowledge and skills in web programming by using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. The course acknowledges that the candidate has little or no knowledge with respect to these technologies.

Objectives: Get knowledge of the Key components of HTML for Web Pages.

Benefits: Position the learner to continue moving forward as a web developer. By no means will you be a world class UI developer at the end of this course, but you will have the basic understanding of building pages with HTML and HTML5, and at the end of the course you’ll gain knowledge about where to go next to further your front-end web development skills.

Durability: 1 week

Timeline:

  •    March 2019
  •    October 2019
  •    February 2020