Filling the Gap: e-Skills for Jobs - Andre Richier


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Andre Richier is Principal Administrator at the European Commission in Brussels within the Directorate General Enterprise and Industry (Key Enabling Technologies and Digital Economy Unit).

This Keynote Presentation was delivered at the EDEN 2014 Annual Conference in June 2014.

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Filling the Gap: e-Skills for Jobs - Andre Richier

  1. 1. Filling the Gap: e-Skills for Jobs Fostering Competitiveness and Growth EDEN Conference, Zagreb, 12 June 2014
  2. 2. Communication on e-Skills Adopted by the Commission on 7 September 2007 • The Communication on “e-Skills for the 21st Century” includes a long-term e-skills strategy. It was followed by: • Council Conclusions on the e-skills strategy Competitiveness Council on 23 November 2007 • Europe 2020 Flagships adopted in 2010 (Digital Agenda, Innovation Union, News Skills for Jobs etc.) • Employment Package (2012) • Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs (4-5 March 2013) • European Council Conclusions (24-25 October 2013) • External Evaluation (2010 and 2013)
  3. 3. e-Skills Strategy: Main Priorities  Developing a Shared Vision and Forecast Scenarios  Monitoring the Evolution of Supply and Demand  Benchmarking Policies and Stakeholders Partnerships  Promoting ICT Professionalism and e-Leadership  Developing Curricula Development Guidelines  Promoting e-Learning and e-Inclusion  Raising Awareness and Evaluating Progress
  4. 4. ICT Workforce Growth in Europe
  5. 5. The Growing Gap: Three Scenarios (2012-2020) 509,000 Main Forecast Scenario 913,000 449,000 Stagnation 730,000 274,000 558,000 Disruptive Boost 1,346,000 0 200000 400000 600000 800000 1000000 1200000 1400000 1600000 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
  6. 6. • Demand keeps growing despite crisis • Growth trend in core jobs between 2 to 4% • Management jobs up to 8% growth p.a. • Technician/associate level jobs declining • Need to continuously increase the quality of e-skills • Job growth largest in highly skilled jobs • Management, Architecture and Analytics positions, where also e-Leadership skills are required. Usually recruited from seasoned practitioner pool and other (non-ICT) managers. • New job profiles not yet fully covered in classification, such as Big Data and Cloud computing specialists
  7. 7. European e-Competence Framework A common pan-European framework for ICT practitioners in all industry sectors : it is a reference framework of 36 ICT competences that can be used by ICT user and supply companies, the public sector, educational and social partners across Europe. The framework provides a pan-European tool for:  ICT practitioners and managers, with guidelines for their competence development  HR managers, enabling the anticipation and planning of competence requirements  Education and training, enabling effective planning and design of ICT curricula  Policy makers and market researchers, providing a clear and Europe-wide agreed reference for ICT skills and competences in a long-term perspective
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  9. 9. The Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs (March 2013)
  10. 10. • The Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs should be strengthened to address skills mismatches…; • Part of the European Structural and Investment Funds (2014-2020) should be used for ICT education, support for retraining, and vocational education and training in ICT, including through digital tools and content, in the context of the Youth Employment Initiative; • A higher degree of integration of digital skills in education, from the earliest stages of school to higher education, vocational education and training and lifelong learning should be ensured; EU Council Conclusions (24-25 October 2013) 13
  11. 11. Towards a Digital Economy Importance of Policy Initiatives on e-Skills
  12. 12. Collect info on skills gaps at local level Provide financial support for additional ICT training Work with industry to provide high quality ICT education through dual learning schemes Provide open education resources Improve professional development of teachers Offer services to improve cross- border mobility Promote the use of the e-Competence Framework What should policy makers do? 15 Identify and exchange best practices
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  14. 14. e-Leadership
  15. 15. Definitions
  16. 16. e-Leadership Initiative • The goal is to increase our digital talent pool by promoting better education and training fostering e-leadership skills based on the needs of businesses  Initial focus (2013): innovation empowerment for IT executives and CIOs in medium to large enterprises  Complementary initiative (2014) targeting entrepreneurs, managers and advanced ICT users in SMEs, start-ups and gazelles • Approach • Survey of existing relevant curricula and programs • Best practice identification at European level • Development of quality criteria and guidelines with leading stakeholders from business and academia • Multi-region pilot demonstration and dissemination
  17. 17. e-Leadership Candidate and Potential Programmes in Europe (provisional)
  18. 18. Portfolio of e-Leadership Curriculum Profiles e-Leadership Curriculum Profiles • define programme learning outcomes to deliver emerging requirements for e-leadership competences; • help align demand and supply of e-Leadership curricula • respect autonomy of educational institutions • increase transparency for students and employers • Encourage and support teaching innovation Initial portfolio • Business and Enterprise Architecture • Innovation and Transformation through ICT • Information Security Governance
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  20. 20. Contact André Richier European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry Key Enabling Technologies and Digital Economy e-mail: andré websites: