About the Project

NOSiAkademia is a training and qualification program, which has two main areas of action: Professional Internships (1) and Certification, (2). It is framed in the NOSi mission to lead the digital transformation in the public sector, to improve citizens’ lives and promote innovative collaborations among companies.

In keeping with the need to integrate young graduates from the Academies into the market on an equal access basis, the NOSiAkademia has been developed, a semester-long, accompanied and paid internship programmes.

Since 2016, with the creation of the NOSiAkademia programme, NOSi has welcomed around 12 to 14 newly graduated trainees to its premises every six months, qualifying around 50 youths by the end of 2018. The Professional Internship Program for Innovation and Technology, PEP-IT, was developed in November 2018 in partnership with DGEFPEP, UC-SNQ, PRÓ-EMPRESA and IEFP, with funding from UG-PIEFE, in order to fill professional gaps in the ICT sector, aligned with market needs, in a context of strong technological transformation. It is planned to invest in a sector with greater employability opportunities for youth, to facilitate their integration.

The greatest challenge of the NOSI-EPE Administration has been to create an environment where employees and trainees can feel professionally fulfilled, grow, produce, innovate and contribute to the achievement of the NOSi mission. To do so, it has been heavily invested in this area of certification, through partnerships involving some international organisations such as Microsoft and Huawei Academy, which offer different technology courses to enhance the skills and empower the trainees who enter the NOSiAkademia programme.

  • Incubate skills in line with market needs;
  • Provide the youth with consolidated skills for reintegration into the labour market and/or retraining;
  • Provide the trainees with the necessary tools to succeed in their transition to the labour market;
  • Make up the shortfall in training and education for placement in the labour market of the New Information and Communication Technologies.