Now we would like to validate the results obtained within our project by getting your feedback on those European Specialist Profiles!. If you are interested please fill in this questionnaire and hep us shaping the job profiles.
These five profiles include all relevant knowledge, skills and competences, needed for the proposed job profiles and refer them to the eCompetence framework and EQF. This will help to render existing qualifications in this field more transparent and comparable at European level which eventually will lead to easier employability of job seekers, and to overcome the skills shortage that SMEs experience in this area.
Furthermore, EQF-iServe supports training organizations to develop training curricula that correspond to the market needs and that are based on emerging knowledge, skills and competences description standards that guarantee comparability across Europe. In trying to bridge the gap between the educational world and work, it contributes to the goals set in the policy paper « New skills for new jobs ».
Address: Tuborg Havnevej 7, DK-2900 Hellerup, Copenhagen
Date: 30 March 2012
EMF as e-Skills Week stakeholder attended on 19 March 2012 the e-Skills Week stakeholders opening conference in Brussels. The Conference bought together all stakeholders – such as high-level public authorities, key industry representatives and research organisations – to discuss the current situation and needs of the e-Skilled workforce.
More events and activities are foreseen for the upcoming weeks, culminating in a dedicated e-Skills Week final conference on 30 March 2012.
The e-Jobs Observatory invites you to comment the different e-Jobs Profiles descrived on its website to improve the internet related jobs trainning offer in the EU. The sections contains descriptive information about 14 internet related job profiles generated by different initiatives.
- Digital animator /2D-3D specialist
- Digital Media Designer
- e-Learning Designer
- Internet e-Comerce specialist
- Internet Hotline Operator
- Online Community Manager
- Usability specialist
- Web and multimedia master
- Web content manager
- Web content / multimedia developer
- Web designer
- Web Marketer
- Web Seller
-The EQF i-Serve project. The EQF i-Serve project aims at helping training organizations to develop trainings that correspond to the needs of the industry and are based on emerging knowledge, skills and competences description standards that guarantee comparability across Europe. The profiles are based on the e-Competence Framework of CEN.
-The Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS) under the EUCIP programme. EUCIP creates confidence in a pan-European skills standard for ICT Professionals, helps to close the IT skills gap, and increases the labour market value of certified practitioners.
– CompTIA TechCareer Compass, a worldwide Information Technology (IT) repository for resources critical in attracting, training and developing properly skilled IT workers.
In the context of the Pro Internet project, a Roundtable Meeting on the “Needs of the Internet Industry Making Offer and Demand meet in Training and Education” took place in Norwich on 7 April 2011.
Its main conclusions were:
- The most exciting prospects for new job creation are in combining traditional skills and competences with internet-based skills and competences.
- Managers in large and small organisations still need to become fully aware of the opportunities in using/implementing the internet in their relevant business/organisational processes.
- Intensified collaboration between training institutions and prospective employers is necessary and should be facilitated by government.
- A proper investigation into what is exactly meant by “soft skills” needs to be carried out.
- Employers call for highly specialist and modular trainings. Training institutions should follow this call. Governments should facilitate the process with light rather than heavy-handed intervention.
- An information exchange platform at European level as a best/good practice transfer mechanism and a means to provide comparability of approaches, methods, frameworks and outcomes is useful.
- Attempts to develop a labelisation, certification and normalization activity at European level must be envisaged over the long-term and must secure the buy-in of national labelisation, certification and normalization processes.
- Collaboration with e-Skills UK, the STEM Centre and the Hotsource network should be explored.
The full summary can be downloaded here.
Belgacom, Google and Bpost launch a new initiative : « Your company on line » to support SMEs to be available online. Only 49 % of Belgian SMEs are active on the internet. SMEs explain that creating and managing a website is too complicated, or too expensive, or time consuming. Most of those SMEs do not think that having a website is really valuable .
A regional study has just been published by Bordeaux University about the usage of ICT in farming in the Aquitaine region (in the south west of France): « Projet RAUDIN« . 74% of farmers have one (or more) computer(s), 65% use internet for professional reasons and 13 % use internet for professional and commercial purposes with their customers.