In June the "Enterprise & Industry Magazine" of the Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission included an important article on e-skills.
A European economy linked to eSkilled workers!
In its introduction it mentions that the success of the European economy is linked to information and communication technologies (ICT) which means that an ever-increasing number of e-skilled workers are required. If the EU is to be more competitive, then it must do everything in its power to ensure that highly skilled ICT jobs are filled. The article is summarising the main features of the first European e-Skills Week which took place in March 2010, with a large number of activities taking place across Europe. The initiative culminated on Friday 5 March in Brussels with the ‘Go DigITal’ closing event, which looked back at the week’s successes and forward to what more needs to be done.
Reflecting back on Microsoft’s engagement in this Digital Wake Up Call we see Microsoft in firm partnership with SME’s, NGO’s, government stakeholders, academia and young people across 14 European countries actively address the eSkills deficit through campaigns that reached over 1.5 M in March 2010 alone!
This first ever eSkills Week has been integral to our Skills for Europe campaign. Our aim is to empower European citizens and SMEs with the digital skills for innovation and competitiveness. We need a skilled workforce, ranging from basic uptake of digital literacy to IT professional skills and the new competencies needed for cloud computing, as a key priority to achieve the goals of the Europe 2020 for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Stay tuned with all the Skills for Europe developments taking place in the field on this site!
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