The eCult Skills project (co-funded by the LLP programme of the EC) ended on 30 September 2015, and the results are now published on-line and freely accessible. If you are interested in what skills you need to be ready for the digital challenge in cultural heritage, check out our eCult Profiles. If you are a training institution, you might want to read our training guidelines to know how to implement profiles into your curricula to conform with market needs. All profiles and guidelines are available in English, French, German, Greek, Slovenian and Portuguese. If you want to be regularly updated, join the eCult community on our eCult Skills Observatory.
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 ».
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.
- 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 profiles have been generated by the following initiatives:
-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.
The page is work in progress and more e-jobs profiles will be added in the near future. You are invited to comment on the profiles.
The profiles most sought after are business ICT-analyst & consultant (2.080 job vacancies), ICT-sales & marketing representatives (1.350), infrastructure analyst & architect (1.340), webdesigners or web developers (810). To fill these vacancies, Agoria is looking into all options, including the re-training of older workers.
The EQF-CODE Leonardo project released a set of European Specialist Profiles for 5 eContent professions:
- web designer
- web content / multimedia developer
- digital animator / 2D-3D specialist
- web content manager
The profiles can be downloaded here.
The main objectives of the EQF Code initiative was to bring more transparency and comparability into e-Content development qualifications at European level. In order to achieve this goal, the project had to work with the IT-specific e-Competence Framework (eCF) and the European Qualification Framework (EQF).
Reference Material on the Methodology used in the project and Guidelines for the development of training curricula on eContent professions are also available for download on the project’s website.
Comments from interested parties are welcome!