Towards a European Quality Label for ICT Industry Training and Certifications

On 24 January 2013 the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union opened its doors to welcome leading stakeholders in the field of e-Skills, who discussed how industry-based training and certification can contribute to reduce ICT skills shortages and unemployment. Solutions for achieving greater clarity and orientation support through the ICT education and training landscape together with latest data on ICT skills demand and supply developments and forecasts (2012 – 2020) were presented.
Highlight of the conference was the presentation of a proposal for a pan-European quality label by Terry Hook, Managing Director of Clock-IT-Skills and member of the founding team that created the European e-competence framework. Furthermore, the first prototype of an online support tool for ICT practitioners and stakeholders such as human resources managers was demonstrated.

ProInterNet – Roundtable Meeting in Budapest – 24 March 2011

The Hungarian Association of Content Industry (MATISZ), a partner in ProInterNet project, will host a ProInterNet workshop/roundtable meeting on 24 March 2011 in Budapest, Hungary.

MATISZ therefore offers a unique opportunity for VET institutions, universities, companies, and public institutions to get to know and learn from each other in regard to internet-related jobs. The intention is to present a platform with a network of key players in the industry and shall enhance the interaction in order to facilitate the education and employment of people with internet-related jobs.

You can find the more information in this MATISZ article, or please contact Mr. Ferenc Hargitai

The Information and Communications Technology Industry in Germany

Germany Trade & Invest is the foreign trade and inward investment agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. The organization advises and supports foreign companies seeking to expand into the German market, and assists companies established in Germany looking to enter foreign markets. In a recent study, Germany Trade & Invest analysed the economic development and significance of the German ICT industry. The report (as a PDF document) can be downloaded here.