OECD Says IT Skills Not Sufficient

The OECD has published a Policy Brief on the Future of Work that highlights the impact that digital transformation is having on the workplace and the skills required to function properly in it. It notes that skills other than purely technical ones will be needed in future to thrive in the digital economy. The brief also makes a series of recommendation for skills policies to meet the challenges of a digital world.

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New European Framework Launched to Strengthen IT Professionalism

To further nurture European IT professionalism, the European Commission launched an initiative in September 2015 to develop a ‘European IT Professionalism Framework’. The project was implemented by Capgemini Consulting, EY and IDC. On 6 December 2016 the framework was officially launched at a high-level conference in Brussels. The conference highlighted the need to further develop the IT profession in the face of invariably rapid changes imposed by digital transformation. Project results and relevant developments were shared and discussed with a view to supporting national policy makers, business leaders and academics in initiating appropriate policy

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European Commission Launches Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition

On 1 December 2016, the European Commission launched the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition. Its main goal is to diminish the digital skills gap, thus boosting economy and helping Europeans improve their daily lives and careers. The European Commission is inviting all stakeholders to join the Coalition and take action to reduce the digital skills gaps in Europe.

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European Network Launched to Boost IT Professionalism and Digital Skills

Employers, service providers and many others focused on IT committed today to foster IT professionalism in Europe and bridge the digital skills gap to empower European business and society. Through the IT Professionalism Europe (ITPE) network launched by the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS), they agreed to work together to highlight the urgent need to improve IT professionalism, to ensure Europe benefits from the digital revolution.

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European e-Competence Framework Briefing in Greece

On 11 November 2016, CEPIS and the Hellenic Professional Informatics Society (HePIS) organised a European e-Competence Framework (e-CF) briefing in Athens, Greece, as part of the IT Professionalism Europe (ITPE) series of events on the e-CF. The event gathered 20 representatives from industry, such as Microsoft, ActionAid Hellas, Career Builder and Ulysses Systems.

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European e-Competence Framework Briefing in Malta

On 28 July 2016, IT Professionalism Europe (ITPE), in conjunction with its member, the eSkills Malta Foundation, organised a briefing to present the European e-Competence Framework (e-CF) at the MITA Data Centre in Malta. The half-day event gathered 60 attendees, from both industry and education and provided an excellent opportunity to introduce the e-CF and discuss its importance for Maltese industry and education providers.

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