Training sessions and Training centre for FOSS
In frame of OSEPA Project and the operational programme Human Resources
and Employment (HREOP), Vysocina Region has designed training sessions in FOSS.
They cover training in Open Office package, which constitutes
a suitable alternative to Microsoft Office, the most widespread office package
in the Czech Republic.
Training is primarily aimed at employees of Regional Authority and its allowance organisations.
The training programme corresponds with the idea of implementing the package Open Office in the
application architecture of Vysocina Region. Within the implementation process the issue regarding
parallel operation of Open Office and Microsoft Office needs to be resolved. The main problem lies
in the compatibility of product formats.
Training has aroused interest especially among allowance
organisations, who intend to reduce expenses on licensing significantly. The lack of well-designed
training was one of the main reasons for low adoption of FOSS applications among allowance organisations
set up by Vysocina Region. These training sessions will be followed by training in other FOSS applications
suitable for use by Regional Authority and its organisations.
The authority sets up approx. one hundred and
thirty allowance organisations operating in the area of social affairs, schooling, transport, culture and
healthcare, it employs approx. 11,000 members of staff.