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History

2015

  • In 2015, the project ‘Information technology training for small and micro enterprises to improve competitiveness and productivity’ was successfully completed, involving almost 1500 companies, 6784 training sessions in 16 study programmes.
  • In summer 2015, the international project ‘Effective use of learning methods for skill improvement in libraries’ conducted by partners from Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden and Norway was completed. One of its goals was related to the National Library of Latvia (LNB) beginning its work in the new building. The equipment available in it requires that the library employees improve their skills, which is why, as part of the project, it was made possible for them to improve their skills and expand their knowledge about technology and management of information.
  • In late 2015, 3 major studies were successfully completed. The studies were conducted as part of the IT Competence Centre project. The project was financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The studies were conducted in the fields of Digital Education and Competence-Based Education. The results of the studies have been presented in several international conferences and published in academic articles.

2014

  • Baltijas Datoru akadēmija continued to develop its lines of business, which are related to the implementation, administration, and maintaining of IT systems and training of security professionals, as well as to the improvement of the professional qualifications of specialists engaged in project management, business analysis, software life cycle management, and customer service.
  • In 2014, in cooperation with the Association of Latvian Commercial Banks training courses were arranged for banking employees, offering various kinds of training to promote their professional development on financial, legal and security matters tailored to meet the needs of credit institutions.
  • In 2014, BDA prepared and delivered the new ITIL training courses, becoming the first company to provide the authorised training in the Baltic States. A number of new software applications using the technologies of ICT (information and communication technology) manufacturers (Microsoft, Cisco, and Oracle) have been developed.
  • BDA has been participating successfully in the projects funded by the EU, becoming the winner in a number of procurements for training courses for the merchants of industry associations.

2013

  • ISO quality certificate is received which is deemed valid until November 2015.
  • ERAF Project "Information and Communications Technology Competence Centre" is launched.
  • Cooperation agreement is entered into with the Association of Commercial Banks of Latvia to enable provision of relevant training to banks employees.
  • New customer care course "Customer Care Academy" is commenced along with conducting relevant manufacturer technology courses (Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle).

2012

  • BDA launches the training, on completion of which one of the most respectable international certifications for professional business and system analysts is granted – Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®).
  • PRINCE2 project management training is launched in association with Polish company OMEC.
  • Project “Information Technology Training for Small and Micro Businesses to Promote Business Competitiveness and Efficiency” is launched in association with the Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association (LIKTA), Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LTRK) and SIA Latinsoft.

2011

  • Within the framework of Project “Get connected, Latvia!”  (“Pieslēdzies, Latvija!”) BDA coaches, in association with Lattelecom, organise mobile computer class roadshows visiting every single town and city in Latvia to present the self-service computer class application “Teach Yourself” (“Mācies pats!”), which is made available on the Project’s homepage, and enables senior persons to obtain basic computer literacy skills, to learn about the various possibilities enabling quality communication via Internet, and be advised of the residential services provided by Lattelecom.
  • BDA continues the activities through which to enable the training and certification of the employees of the clients companies within the framework of the European Social Fund and European Regional Development Fund co-financed projects.   
  • BDA launches the project management training and certification training aimed at local government officials in Latvia.

2010

  • BDA is engaged in the process of implementing multiple projects, coordinated by the Ministry of Economics, and aimed at building Latvian business’s competitiveness through offering a wide range of training courses for programmers, IT and communications specialists and project managers.
  • BDA is engaged in the process of implementing a national project – “ICT Training for the Unemployed”.
  • BDA, in association with partners in Lithuania and Estonia, launches an international project “Promoting the Use of Free Software in the Baltic States”. The Project is co-financed by the European Union Programme “Lifelong Education: Leonardo da Vinci”.

2009

  • BDA launches the training of Latvia’s IT Cluster  members which is conducted within the framework of Project “Training for Latvia’s IT Cluster Member Specialists Enabling the Use of Modern Information Systems and Technologies in Promoting Business Competitiveness and Efficiency”, and training of the Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association (LIKTA) members, which is conducted within the framework of Project  “Training for ICT Industry Company Specialists Enabling the Use of  Latest Technologies”.

2008

  • BDA conducts information and communications technology system development, installation and support service courses for IT industry specialists in Latvia (ESF project).
  • In July, BDA successfully conducts the training project aimed at secondary school teachers “Use of New and Interactive Technologies in Learning Process”.
  • In June, Baltijas Datoru Akadēmija successfully completes the training project  “Building Information Technology and Internet Skills” which was commenced late in 2007, and enabled the training of 1 800 librarians in Latvia.

2007

  • In December, the company, in association with the Medical Professional Educational Centre (MPIC) of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Latvia, successfully conducts basic computer literacy training of 110 health care specialists within the framework of Programme “Teaching Basic Computer Skills to Health Care Professionals”. The Training Programme so developed has been duly accredited by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Latvia, and enables the participants to aim towards professional growth through gaining the necessary qualification.  
  • In December, in association with SIA Corporate Solutions, the company conducts Project “e-Signature of Librarians” – training of 1 800 librarians conducted throughout Latvia.
  • In May, Baltijas Datoru Akadēmija, within the framework of Programme “Teaching Basic Information Technology Skills”, is awarded the right to conduct the relevant training to 144 librarians from all over Latvia. In July, the librarians receive diplomas acknowledging acquisition of basic IT skills.


2006

  • Baltijas Datoru Akadēmija is acknowledged as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Learning Solutions.


2005

  • Baltijas Datoru Akadēmija is acknowledged as an integral part of Lattelecom.
  • A BDA Training Centre is established in Estonia.


2004

  • IT Security Certified Training Centre (2004).

2003

  • On 26 November, school children’s website competition “Golden Ant” (“Zelta skudra”) is completed, which was organised jointly by Microsoft and Baltijas Datoru Akadēmija.


2001

  • A BDA Training Centre is established in Lithuania.


2000

  • Following integration into Microlink Group, Soft-Tronik Training Centre is named Baltijas Datoru Akadēmija (BDA).


1999

  • Soft-Tronik is acknowledged as an IBM Authorised Training Centre, and later also as a HP/Compaq Authorised Training Centre.


1996

  • Soft-Tronik is acknowledged as a Microsoft Certified Technical Education Centre.


1995

  • Soft-Tronik is acknowledged as a Novell Authorised Training Centre (the first IT vendor’s authorised centre - international training quality standards).
  • Soft-Tronik is acknowledged as the first Prometric Testing Centre in the Baltics, and commences provision of international certification services.


1994

  • The origins of Baltijas Datoru Akadēmija date back to 9 May 1994, when the first training course “Network Technologies” was conducted.