On 17 May, the European Software Skills Alliance (ESSA) will hold a webinar on ‘Skill needs of the Software industry: can education and training keep up?’. The session will seek to answer questions such as what are the most sought software skills, and how can we educate for the most in-demand software jobs
The European Commission has opened the 2nd set of calls for proposals of the Digital Europe Programme. Within this set of calls, a new call on Advanced Digital Skills Short term training courses has been launched.
The next ITPE webinar will take place online on 5 April and will focus on professional software skills and how they help businesses grow. A key topic will be the ongoing European Software Skills Alliance (ESSA) project for software skills.
The European Commission has released a tender for completing a Feasibility Study of the European Digital Skills Certificate (EDSC), which is an initiative under the Digital Education Action Plan (2021-2027) to harmonize the certifications of digital skills across Europe.
Every global region is facing a skills gap, a new report from online learning platform, Coursera, has found. Critical skills needed by companies include cloud computing, cybersecurity, data analysis and software development.
The European Commission has published the results of the 2021 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI). Main findings include that 56% of individuals in the EU have at least basic digital skills and that there is a slight increase in the number of IT specialists in employment.
A recent Eurostat survey analysed the main obstacles that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as larger companies encounter in recruiting IT professionals, and how this has impacted economic growth.
On 7-8 October 2021, the second ‘SELFIE Forum’ will take place, which will welcome school leaders, teachers, students, trainers, national coordinators, policy makers, researchers, practitioners and future potential users of the SELFIE tool.
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