The new Green IT node project investigates the needed skills and competences for green ICT jobs. The project started in November 2011 and address the shortage of skilled professionals in the Green IT field. During the 24 months of the project, Green IT node will analyse the market needs, the existing trainings available for the different components and competences, and define a professional standard in the participating European countries.
Based on its research CEPIS puts forward the following conclusions and key recommendations:
1. The young talent that Europe needs is lacking – promoting the IT profession among young people is essential.
2. Continuous Professional Development needs to play a greater role and should be targeted to existing and anticipated e-competence gaps.
3. Career paths with defined training and education requirements are needed.
4. All countries urgently need to address the gender imbalance
5. The e-CF should be applied as a pan-European reference tool to categorise competences and identify competence gaps.
ICT experts from 22 European countries gathered in Malta to provide their valuable expertise on developing ICT professionalism & building e-competences in Europe.
To get a real view of the actual competences held by ICT professionals in Europe today, CEPIS is conducting a pan-European Professional e-Competence project , which analyses the digital competences of ICT professionals and how they comply with labour market requirements. The research is conducted via a web questionnaire based on the European e-Competence Framework (e-CF), developed by the CEN (European Committee for Standardization) Workshop on ICT Skills and supported by the European Commission and the Council of Ministers.