Courses - Autumn 2009Vinnumálastofnun / EURES in the Capital Area will be offering following courses in autumn 2009.
It's possible to get financial support from Vinnumálastofnun (The Directorate of Labour). Registration and further information in EURES-office, Borgartún 7b. Notice that attendance is compulsory, so if you do not attend you may forfeit your right to unemployment benefits.
Icelandic courses - Betri árangur & Retor:
School for settlers - Mímir:
The School for Settlers is a 120 hour course for foreigners who have basic knowledge in the Icelandic language (eg. have finished 150 hours of Icelandic). The subjects are Icelandic, social studies, basic computer use, the making of a competence file and bulding up self-confidence and communication skills. The course may be valued as 10 credits in high shool (framhaldsskóli)
Drifkraftur - Innovation Center:
A course for foreigners who have business ideas or are running a business in Iceland Participants will learn to use their knowledge and potential and run a business in Iceland. Participants will get tutorials in the course, personal guidance, advice and information regarding their business or business idea. Lessons are in Icelandic. Participants need to understand spoken Icelandic well. Participants can choose between delivering written tasks in English or Icelandic. Notice: The course is fully booked
The ideology of the project is to build a relationship between two women who both benefit from it. One is from Iceland (Mentor) and the other one from a foreign country (Mentee).
What can mentors and mentee do together? here are various activities that the pairs can do together; for examples, chat, visit each other, go to a coffeehouse, take walks, read together, cook together and get to know one another's culture.
People can apply for a scholarship (námsstyrk) concerning interest in courses not listed above. Notice it‘s very important to apply before relevant course starts.
To view the list in a pdf-fomat click here.