While currently ICT jobs represents the 3.7% of total employment, 37% or 93 million workers in the labor force do not have basic digital skills.
Digitization is transforming the economy and despite high rates on unemployment there are currently 300,000 vacancies for ICT specialists in the EU.
Fostering a better match between offer and demand, European Commission has created the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition as a clear action within the New Skills Agenda for Europe. This coalition is a multi-stakeholder partnership aiming to take action to tackle the lack of digital skills in Europe.
As part of the initiatives within the coalition, the digital opportunity scheme has been created. This initiative is a pilot project to provide cross-border traineeships for up to 6,000 students and recent graduates in 2018-2020. Business or trainee, get all the info and boost your ICT skills or company digital needs!