How AAL boosts employment – a European view! Join the CompAAL final event!

Why AAL is more important today than ever? Can I do business out of AAL? Where can I find qualified people to work on AAL? How can I train my employees on AAL? If you want to get answers to these questions, join the micro-conference « How AAL boosts employment – a European view« , which will take place on 6 December 2013 at 14h30 at the Silver Economy EXPO 2013, Paris, France. 

The Silver Economy EXPO, which will gather companies and stakeholders working on the AAL field, is the best environment to present the results of CompAAL (Role Profiles on AAL and Training Guidelines). CompAAL will be present with a booth. We invite you to visit us! We will be happy to meet you and provide with with the latest trends on Skills and AAL.
Silver Economy has been launched in France by Michèle Delaunay, Minister for elderly and for Autonomy.  

The programmers of tommorrow are the wizards of the future!

The hour of coding is coming! Every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. This will stimulated creativity from a young age and bring people to jobs.

Our policy is literally to hire as many talented engineers as we can find. The hole limiting the system is just that there just aren’t enough people who are trained and have these skills today. (Mark Zuekenberg, Founder Facebook)

Whether you are planning to make a lot of money or change the world, computer programming is incredible empowering skill to learn. (Hadi, Founder

The programmers of tommorrow are the wizards of the future. You are gonna look you have magic powers compared to everybody else. It’s the closest thing we have to superpower. (Drew Houston, Founder Dropbox)

Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think. (Steve Jobs, The lost interview)

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OECD Skills Outlook 2013: First Results from the Survey of Adult Skills

A decade after the publication of results from the first round of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), its seminal assessment of the knowledge and skills of 15-year-olds, the OECD has conducted its first Survey of Adult Skills, which extends the assessment of skills to the entire adult population.
The Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) assesses the proficiency of adults from age 16 onwards in literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments. These skills are “key information-processing competencies” that are relevant to adults in many social contexts and work situations, and necessary for fully integrating and participating in the labour market, education and training, and social and civic life.
In addition, the survey collects a range of information on the reading- and numeracy-related activities of respondents, the use of information and communication technologies at work and in everyday life, and on a range of generic skills, such as collaborating with others and organising one’s time, required of individuals in their work. Respondents are also asked whether their skills and qualifications match their work requirements and whether they have autonomy over key aspects of their work.

How Sustainable ICT boost employment! (Final Workshop of GRIN-CH)

The GRIN-CH final Workshop took place on 29 October in Lausanne, Switzerland. Would you like to know what topics where discussed? Then have a look at the presentations:

All sessions were moderated by Roland Grunder, SwissMedia.
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