Alytus College trains ICT specialists and creates a proper information infrastructure, adjusting it to the open, educated, constantly learning society that bases its activities on its knowledge. Its members are common citizens and managers of all levels as well as government and municipal institutions which have opportunities and are able to efficiently use modern IT media and computerized national and world information resources. Alytus College is a state institution of higher education operating in the Southern Lithuania region. It was the first college in Lithuania accredited at national level. At present the college has 1577 students and 264 students of continuous studies. Besides formal studies, Alytus College provides non-formal education as well: during 2008 over 1000 trainees took part in various courses, seminars and other educational activities.
The College is enlarging and developing its educational and training facilities and new ICT facilities are being introduced. Even though the changes that are taking place at the College have made a significant contribution to the quality of studies, the technical level of the facilities has been insufficient because of inadequate financing from the national budget. Therefore, in its efforts to ensure the quality of studies, Alytus College has been faced with the following problems:
Due to a lack of high-level learning services, young people have been leaving Alytus for studies in other cities. This was an important factor in identifying the idea of the project, defining the objectives and goals, and trying to get funding for the project. Consequently, Alytus College prepared the project ‘Improvement of Alytus College activities through Modernizing of Learning Environment and Improvement of Studies Infrastructure’. A grant of 2.6 million Lt was received and the project was successfully carried out.
|Award category:||citizen involvement|
|Sector:||Education (higher and lower), training and learning|
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|Keywords:||ICT, education & training, modernisation|
|Short English description:||Alytus College is a state institution of higher education operating in the Southern Lithuania region. It was the first college in Lithuania accredited at national level.|
|Level of government:||regional level|
|Size of organisation:||>100|
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|EU membership:||EU member|