Headlines from the group ”Jobs and Skills” Key data on online engagement: platformOn platform: 70 members, 40 discussions, 103 comments Most discussed: Most active: Skills & Employability 12 Axel Schultze ICT: Friend or Foe for Jobs? 9 What are the best places to teach ICT skills? 8 Thierry Nabeth The youth employment crisis 6 Ian Clifford Theres a massive skills gap in the market 5 ICT competent citizens 4 Stefan Engberg
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Headlines from the group ”Jobs and Skills”Purpose of this Group• How to bridge the gap between the shortage of ICT skilled workforce and the high supply of young Europeans in search for a job and an attractive career?• What are good examples of practices (from ICT companies or others) bridging that gap?• How can those practices be replicated and scaled up, including at European level; what is the role for European policy if any?• Prepare a multi-stakeholder European coalition for ICT, skills and jobsChallenges• Setup a system to monitor dynamically market requirements and translate them into job profiles, training programs & certification schemes• Achieve high level of e-inclusion and mass e-skills adoption• Provide options and opportunities for people to shape, restart or refocus their career
Actions recommended and commitments made (1/2)• Centers for change & innovation: Encourage the creation of working & learning places (e.g. telecenters) where citizens go in order to connect with other people, resources and technology and to develop ideas creating social, cultural or economic value for the community.• Facilitate the development of skills for future leaders: Develop humanistic managers who are not only expert in technology and management techniques, but also have the capacity to understand and deal with cross-disciplinary, moral and inter-cultural issues.• Use disruptive innovation training & learning schemes to facilitate massive uptake of e-skills. These can include: open education, distance learning, apprenticeship, volunteering work, teaching/helping, start-ups, informal learning, the formation of sustainable communities of practice, creation and sharing of useful open educational resources, flexible skills certification/accreditation methods.Highlighted quotesWe need value creation to generate jobs. (Stephan Engberg)
Headlines from the group ”Jobs & Skills”Actions recommended and commitments made (2/2)• ICT & Mobility: Development of a global digital student data and digital skills data to facilitate mobility of skilled workers following Groningen Declaration• Encourage wide CSR use for e-skills: Incorporate CSR so as to shift the balance of power that exists between the corporate world and the individual.• Use existing cost-effective infrastructure such as public libraries for training activities• Encourage broad adoption of flexible working methods including co-working, teleworking, homeworking• Facilitate the development of virtual work and virtual factories• Setup infrastructure and high-speed networks in rural areas so that they don’t stay behind and have the opportunity to provide servicesHighlighted quotesDo you know that public libraries contribute to the EU employment goals (employment rate of 75% for women and men by 2020)? (Elzbieta Dydak)
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