e-skills

Press Release: JOINING FORCES TO EMPOWER A DIGITAL EUROPE

Brussels, BELGIUM | 26 FEBRUARY 2013 Today, youth unemployment in the EU27 is higher than 20%. While demand for employees with ICT skills is growing by around 3% a year, pessimistic projections warn that if nothing is done to resolve the mismatch between current skills and needs of the labour market, up to 800.000 (1)......

International Girls in ICT Day will take place on April 25

Next April 25th the International Girls in ICT Day will be celebrated. The initiative is backed by ITU Member States and wants to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of ICTs. Each year, on the 4th Thursday in April, the International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated. During this......

Active preparation for Get Online Week 2013 going on in Latvia

With less than 40 days left till Get Online Week 2013 (18-24 March) will start all over Europe, in Latvia the preparation activities have reached their peak.  As in previous years, the GOW 2013 in Latvia is coordinated by the Latvian Information and communication Technology association (LIKTA), together with The Ministry of Environment Protection and regional......

Telecentre-Europe at the e-Skills Quality conference

On January 24th, more than 100 experts & officials from the industrial, academic & public sector  gathered with Pan-European NGO leaders for the conference Towards a European Quality label for ICT industry training & certication. Telecentre-Europe AISBL was represented by Mara Jakobsone (Chair), Gabriel Rissola (Managing Director) and Juan Francisco Delgado (Board Member). At the conference, a broad consensus......

Telecentre-Europe signs Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft’s YouthSpark

In a joint effort to fight European youth unemployment, Telecentre-Europe’s Chair Mara Jakobsone and Microsoft’s Executive Vice-President Brad Smith have signed a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ as part of Microsoft’s YouthSpark, a global initiative launched last september.  The ceremony took place on January 22nd in Brussels, during the high level event Youth, the key to Europe’s future happening at Microsoft’s Executive Briefing Center. Representatives......

1000 young participants at “IT for Your Tomorrow” events in Lithuania

During 2012, the  “IT for Your Tomorrow”  events attracted over 1000 young participants between 16-24 in 5 different places of Lithuania. The project was funded by Microsoft’s “ICT skills for youth career opportunities” program and implemented by TE member Langas į ateitį (LIA). The idea of the informational & educational events “IT for Your Tomorrow” was......

Call for interest to join new European project for developing ICT competences of care workers

Telecentre-Europe is one of the 14 institutions that earlier this year launched CARER+, a project that identifies and enhances the ICT competences of care workers who support elderly persons at home, anticipating a new and vital role for care workers. On December 14, the CARER+ partnership issued a call for interest to stakeholders and users......

Telecentre Multimedia Academy kicks off at Timisoara

During a partner meeting on 20-21 November in Timisoara (Romania) the Telecentre Multimedia Academy (TMA) project has taken its official start. Leaded by Telecentre-Europe AISBL, TMA is a 24 months multilateral project between 7 TE member organizations, aimed at designing, developing and piloting a learning programme on media literacy addressed to adult learners. The importance of......

European Conference on “Better e-Skills in Europe”

The European conference on “Better e-Skills in Europe” will take place on January 24th in Brussels and is organised by the e-Skills QUALITY project. At this important event European experts will discuss the ICT skills shortages and mismatches and how industry-based training and certification in ICT can become part of the solution to reduce ICT skills......