Small companies create 85% of new jobs

According to study from the European Union , SME are responsible of the net creation of 85% of employment inside the EU between 2002 and 2010. Anual growth in SME is 1% and 0.5 % in large companies. This also confirm that 2 on 3 jobs are done in SME (67 %) Small companies under 10 empoyees develop more the employment than any other group. Salaries and security is lower in SME than in large companies.
This is why it is absolutly needed to think about SME in vocational training! at the moment as the studies show that mainly jobs profiles and training courses are developped on large companies models.
All work done by e-jobs observatory take in account the SME training needs as well than for large companies.

To have a look on professional functions profiles for e-jobs, have a look on this page !
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Jobs of the future, Microsoft Training and certifying for the Cloud

It has become common to hear about new digital technologies, such as the transition to the “Cloud”, but we do not have to forget about the necessity of qualified people able to manage this kind of technologies.
Don Field, Senior Director of Microsoft Certification programs, talks about the exciting new opportunities that these technologies hold for SME’s and large businesses and the turning point that training platforms can make to equip a well prepared workforce. (Video)

It is important to think ahead and anticipate trends in the workplace in order to prepare the next generation and steer current employees for their future jobs. Microsoft certifications are plotted against a skills roadmap , incorporating new skills for the cloud, that match developments in industry to talent pools. People that have validated skills that are transferable across industries and across boundaries will play a significant role in Europe meeting its goals for 2020.

Green Skills Forum

The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) and the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development Programme (LEED) are organising a joint Green Skills Forum to be held at OECD Headquarters in Paris on 27th February 2012.

The forum aims to draw on lessons from work conducted by the OECD, Cedefop, and other organisations on the implications of the green economy for skills development and training policies. These insights will contribute to the OECD’s Green Growth Strategy studies such as the LEED project on Measuring the Potential of Green Growth and to Cedefop’s Green Skills activities, which contribute to the European Commission’s initiative on New Skills for New Jobs.

Contributors are invited to submit proposals of a maximum 500 words to the conference organisers by 1 December 2011.

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