THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, SCIENCE, AND SPORT OF REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA
AIKOS - OPEN VOCATIONAL INFORMATION, COUNSELLING, AND GUIDANCE SYSTEM 

ABOUT CUSTOMER: The Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of Republic of Lithuania is a strategic government institution for implementation of the state’s policy for science, studies, and lifelong learning. The ministry governs over 100  subordinate institutions and organizations in Lithuania.

 

ORGANIZATION
NEEDS

THE MAIN ORGANIZATION OBJECTIVES  

The aim of the project – to help the citizens of Lithuania to choose a marketable profession, which can be obtained for the first time or through re-training at Lithuanian or European higher and vocational schools, by accumulating, processing, and presenting easily accessible information to a wide range of users.

EXPERTISE 

PROVIDED

ADDENDUM provided expertise in the following areas:

  • Technical and Regulatory Requirements gathering. 

  • Functional and nonfunctional requirements gathering.

  • Data mapping between registers, databases, and AIKOS system.

  • Solution Design (Architecture) on Microsoft SharePoint and SQL platform.

  • Development.

  • Test Strategy Preparation.

  • Quality Assurance.

  • Hypercare. 

TECHNICAL SOLUTION

  • The solution designed on Microsoft SharePoint Servers Farm, which leverages out-of-the-box SharePoint Services and features: Workflow, TimerJobs, Enterprise Search, Reporting Services, Web Publishing, Office Online Server, Infopath Online, Word Automation Services, SQL Server and rich API for customization. 

  • Integration with e-government gateway.

  • More than 6 integrations with national registers, governmental and legal entities databases, Lithuanian labor information systems.

  • User authentication for different user types: 

    • Internal AIKOS user authentication;

    • Integration with educational registers users’ system;

    • Integration for authentication trough Facebook, Google and other systems that support OpenID protocol;

    • Integration with Active Directory.

FUNCTIONAL FEATURES

CONTAINS GENERAL INFORMATION AND SINGLE DESCRIPTIONS OF:​

  • Study Programs: University study programs, College (Non-university) study programs, Vocational education and training programs, etc.

  • Education and Science Institutions: Higher education institutions (Universities, Colleges), Vocational education and training institutions, General education schools, Research institutions, etc.

  • Qualifications: vocational qualifications and qualification degrees.

DIFFERENT ACCOUNTS. The system has different accounts for adults, children, and those who would be glad to acquire a profession through retraining in higher or vocational schools.

PERSONALIZED USER INTERFACE. The user creates as many internal pages as he wants, and manages the content. He can generate a CV from register data, request transcripts, and perform secure online applications to a college or a vocational school.

SEARCH POSSIBILITIES. AIKOS also contains specified search possibilities aiming at different target groups, other relevant information related to the education, studies, and training (licenses, entrance requirements, Europass, statistics, classifications, etc.).

OUTCOMES

This project of the Ministry for Education, Science, and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania created added value solutions for citizens and educational institutions as well had a positive impact on the labor market.

 

AIKOS project actualized Life-long Learning and reskilling programs led by Erasmus+ or Euroguidance Center and enabled practical activities to ensure workforce mobility.

The AIKOS portal gathers information from more than 6 databases and national registers and acts as one-stop-shop to:
 

Provide qualitative information on the possibilities of distant learning in Lithuania and across Europe. 

Inform and consult a wide range of users irrespective of their age helping to choose their own path in the sphere of education, training, and occupation and building their professional career.

Positive input to the labor market through collaboration with European Commission (EC) and the Government of the Republic of Lithuania in the field of education and vocational training.

Provide statistical information, and reports about Lithuanian labor market and educational area KPI’s dynamics.