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Local Coalitions for Digital Jobs: presentation at Pledger's workshop 03.10.13

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  • 1. Local Coalition for Digital Jobs: Pledge’s state-of-the-art as of 30 Sept 2013 Gabriel Rissola, Managing Director
  • 2. Overview Coordinator: Telecentre Europe | gabriel.rissola@telecentre-europe.org Partnership: T-E members coordinating Local Coalitions in 10 countries (Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain) GC4DJ themes: all five, with emphasis on 1, 3, 4 Aim: pan-European strategy to activate Local Coalitions for Digital Jobs led by T-E members (T-E answer to GC4DJ) Status: •Kick-off meeting with LC coordinators held at DAA in Dublin •LC coordinators selected, LC profiles and action plans drafted •Funds (MS grant) secured for coordination activities during 1st year •Ongoing harmonization of transversal activities and resources identification •Starting to explore how to help other pledgers (MS, Oracle, etc) going local
  • 3. GREECE – Local Coalition for Digital Jobs Coordinator: Hellenic Professionals Informatics Society (HEPIS) | manolis.labovas@hepis.gr Partnership: Microsoft Hellas and PEOPLECERT PLUS the American College of Greece, ALBA Graduate Business School and 13 more stakeholders. GC4DJ themes: 1, 3, 4, 5 Aim: to build a LC4DJ around Microsoft Spark’s Getbusy.gr initiative 3-year objectives: •Recruit more stakeholders, sponsors and initiating partnerships •Capitalize European Commission funding programmes in order to trigger more actions at national level for the benefit of youth
  • 4. IRELAND – Local Coalition for Digital Jobs Coordinator: Fast Track to IT (FIT) | manushanratty@fit.ie Partnership: Local ICT employers (Microsoft etc..), Local government training service FAS. GC4DJ themes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Aim: to lead the establishment of a Local Coalition for Digital Jobs 3-year objectives: •Establish members (~20) and strong recognition of LC4DJ •Establish and secure EC/local government funding •Build GC4DJ themes into all programmes •Major focus on gender balance and job placement •Research innovative ideas to create jobs e.g. SME support system
  • 5. ITALY - Multisectoral Network on Educational Robotics Coordinator: Fondazione Mondo Digitale | b.quarta@mondodigitale.org Partnership: schools, universities, companies, foundations, associations and regional and national authorities (MoU signed between 62 organisations) GC4DJ themes: 1, 4, 5 Aim: long-term national strategy to promote Educational Robotics 3-year objectives: •Upscale and enlarge the Italian LC4DJ •Raise interest and facilitate learning of scientific subjects through ER school training activities such as the annual “RomeCup” event •Promote innovative learning and teaching, digital jobs and careers through the diffusion of ER inside the National school systems; embed ER in school curriculum. •Promote cross-cutting cooperation activities with other related networks for digital jobs targeted to young people (such as the Makers Movement, Fairs).
  • 6. LATVIA - National e-Skills Partnership Coordinator: Latvian ICT Association (LIKTA) | mara.j@dtmedia.lv Partnership: 4 Ministries, 220 ICT companies represented by LIKTA, Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (over 1,000 members), Latvian Open Technology Association, Latvian Internet Association (MoU signed) GC4DJ themes: 1, 3, 4, 5 Aim: long-term national strategy and coalition to promote e-skills for digital jobs 3-year objectives: •Increase involvement of young people in ICT careers (e.g. “ICT for my Future”) •Provide national schemes and support instruments for ICT training for the labor market needs (e.g. ICT trainings for small and micro enterprises, implementation of nationwide ICT related LLL programs and certifications) •Modern and interactive learning process
  • 7. LITHUANIA – Local Coalition for Digital Jobs Coordinator: Association “Langas į ateitį” | loreta.krizinauskiene@atea.lt Partnership: 3 Ministries, several associations (IT companies, IT teachers, distance learning, public libraries, computer society and ECDL), Universities of Vilnius and Kaunas (MoU to be signed on 7 Nov during ICT 2013) GC4DJ themes: 1, 4, 5 Aim: long-term national strategy and coalition to promote e-skills for digital jobs 3-year objectives: •Increase involvement of young people in ICT labour market by developing their digital skills (e.g. open online courses) •General awareness raising about importance of digital literacy and ICT skills (e.g. through ICT2013, IT for your tomorrow, Girls in ICT day, IT solutions contest BEBRAS, First LEGO League on robotics, ICT Professionals ’Day) •
  • 8. POLAND - Broad Agreement for Digital Competencies Liaison: Information Society Development Foundation (FRSI) | rafal.kramza@frsi.org.pl - elzbieta.dydak@frsi.org.pl Partnership: National multi-stakeholder coalition led by Polish Digital Champion (MoU signed) GC4DJ themes: 1, 4, 5 Aim: to promote universal digital education, efficient usage of ICT as well as acceptance of changes caused by ICT development 7-year objectives: “To inspire, support, promote, initiate and undertake activities aimed at a universal, lifelong digital education to become a national development priority; building awareness and acceptance of changes caused by ICT development; active participation in economic, social and cultural development thanks to the use of ICT”.
  • 9. PORTUGAL – National Coalition for Digital Jobs Liaison: Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) | margarida.ribeiro@fct.pt Partnership: Government-led national multi-stakeholder coalition under formation (MoU not signed) GC4DJ themes: details not provided yet Aim: to build a National Coalition aligned with Portugal Digital Agenda, and taking into account the European GC4DL guidelines 3-year objectives: not defined yet
  • 10. ROMANIA - Digital Alliance for Romania: National Coalition for IT Employment Coordinator: Fundația EOS Romania | Gabi.Barna@eos.ro Partnership: 2 Ministries, 7 IT corporations, 10 civil society orgs. (MoU signed) GC4DJ themes: 3, 4, 5 Aim: improvement of the employability of youth and adults in IT jobs until 2020 3-year objectives: •Advocate and support the government, the industry sector and the civil society to understand the skills gap and work together to make it visible to all parties, but also to realize the huge potential of the IT sector for provision of job opportunities •Improve the take-up of industry IT certification by the academic sector and preparing youth with the right IT skills set as required by today’s employers •Include industry developed training and teacher development programs along the mainframe academic curriculum.
  • 11. SLOVAKIA – Local Coalition for Digital Jobs Coordinator: Aptech Europe | tomas.bozik@aptech-europe.com Partnership: multi-stakeholder coalition under formation (MoU not signed) GC4DJ themes: 1, 3, 4 Aim: improvement of the employability of youth and adults in digital jobs 3-year objectives: •Recruit more stakeholders, sponsors and initiating partnerships •To initiate and undertake activities aimed at a universal, lifelong digital education to become a national development priority •General awareness raising about importance of digital literacy and ICT skills •Improve the take-up of industry IT certification by the academic sector and preparing youth with the right IT skills set as required by todays employers
  • 12. SPAIN – Local Coalition for Digital Jobs Coordinator: Spanish Association of Telecentre Networks | rfaura@gencat.cat Partnership: multi-stakeholder coalition under formation (MoU not signed) GC4DJ themes: 1, 3, 4, 5 Aim: improvement of the employability of youth and adults in digital jobs 3-year objectives: •Improvement of digital skills of citizens, professionals and companies (e.g. mTalent initiative in partnership with the mobile industry) •Scaling up of ACTIC (a Catalan certification on digital competences aligned with EC framework) to the whole country •Expansion of ICT Facilitator training scheme to business (notably SMEs) •Close collaboration between public employment services, public libraries and telecentres to improve the employability of unemployed people •Attract young people to digital jobs through digital training combined with job placement schemes (e.g. CoreTIC project)
  • 13. Indicators (1st Year) Country MoU 1. Training 2. Mobility 3. Certific. 4. Youth AR 5. Innov. learn. Greece No 15,000 students 350 certificates 60,000 Getbusy users 60,000 Getbusy users Ireland No 3,000 job seekers; 6,000 offliners 300 people 3,000 certificates 50,000 youngsters, 2,500 teachers, 3,500 practitioners 10,450 students Italy Yes 50 teachers; 250 students 3,000 youngsters 300 teachers; 2,000 students Latvia Yes 5,000 SME workers 1,000 certificates 15,000 youngsters TBD Lithuania Plan- ned 3,000 adults 20,000 youngsters 60 teachers; 400 students Romania Yes 1,000 certificates 250,000 students (500 schools/Univ.) 10,000 youngsters Slovakia No 5,000 students; 250 adults 1,000 certificates 10,000 youngsters Note: Poland, Portugal and Spain have not quantified their targets yet
  • 14. Helping the other pledges going to go local Telecentre-Europe’s Local Coalitions for Digital Jobs: •Multistakeholder partnerships (MSP) that enable the goals of the GC4DJ to drill down into countries, local communities and people •Alignment to the overall goals of the GC4DJ ensure greater collective impact and more consistent and measurable outcomes Offer to GC4DJ pledgers: •All pledgers are invited (e.g. from ICT industry) to join the LCs of their interest, as a formal partner, a “content provider” or a sponsor •Pledgers can embed their activities into LCs plans and/or join activities already planned and/or propose new joint activities •ICT industry pledgers (e.g. CSR depts.) can contribute to sustain LCs with cash or in-kind donations
  • 15. Contact us gabriel.rissola@telecentre-europe.org laurentiu.bunescu@telecentre-europe.org www.telecentre-europe.org