Bearing in mind that the significant shortage of professionals in information and communications technology (ICT) in the European Union (EU) creates a bottleneck for economic growth, while educational institutions fail to provide a sufficient number of professionals with adequate ICT knowledge and skills demanded on the labour market, in December 2012, the European Commission (EC) announced the Grand Coalition Initiative for the Promotion of Digital Skills and Jobs, the aim of which is to implement the Digital Agenda for Europe and to solve this problem through concrete and coordinated actions of the public and private sectors, by increasing the number of ICT apprenticeships as well as to establish more direct links between education and business, to standardize qualification requirements and to achieve other goals that are pursued. In order to achieve striking and positive changes at the national level as soon as possible, the EC invites National governments, education and training sectors, ICT companies and non-governmental organizations to join the coalition.
Through this Coalition, institutions, companies and organizations coordinating the promotion of a knowledge-based society in Luxembourg, promoting and developing digital skills of young people and the community at large and training ICT professionals agreed to form the National Digital Coalition for the Promotion of Digital Skills for Jobs in Luxembourg
About the DJSC
- Who or what does the Coalition target?
- What should the Coalition achieve?
- The digital skills gap in Europe
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