Trainings in the field of e-jobs are increasing each day. More and more students are trained in this field, nevertheless on the companies side (specially SME under 20 employees who represent more than 80% of non-public employment ) still express difficulties to recruit employees they need !
Credit photo http://www.photo-libre.fr
The report, produced by the IS Unit at JRC-IPTS, is the result of a project to develop guidelines for supporting digital competence development in Europe which was launched on the request of DG Education and Culture. The report reviews needs for digital competence, different concepts used to describe and understand it, as well as related policy approaches and measurements. Based on these, it suggests a conceptual model encompassing:
- Instrumental knowledge and skills for tool and media usage;
- Advanced skills and knowledge for communication and collaboration, information management, learning and problem-solving, and meaningful participation;
- Attitudes to strategic skills usage in intercultural, critical, creative, responsible and autonomous ways.
Author: Kirsti Ala-Mutka
EUR Number: Technical Note: JRC 67075
Publication date: 10/2011
The report can be downloaded at http://ipts.jrc.ec.europa.eu/publications/pub.cfm?id=4699.
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.
-a European Framework for ICT Professionalism with the goal of enhancing ICT professionalism and mobility across Europe,
-a European Training Programme for ICT managers to promote new competences with a view to better address the challenges of ICT driven innovation and the future Internet.
The European Commission Directorate General Enterprise and Industry launched the project « e-Skills and ICT Professionalism » with the aim of supporting the development of a European Framework for ICT Professionalism, and a European Training Programme for ICT Managers, with the goal of improving ICT professionalism and mobility across Europe. This synthesis report marks the halfway point of pioneering research which is due to be completed in January 2012 and also signifies the end of Phase I of the project.
The Games week is great place to discover the opportunities this dynamic industry offer as well as to learn about appropriate training to get a job such as game designer, 2D/3D designer, animator, programmer or community manager. The main training institutions (schools or universities) will welcome visitors in a dedicated area of the Paris Expo Hall 3.
John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce comments that « a skilled workforce is fundamental to every successful business in the UK, and developing the capability of our workforce is crucial for economic growth and international competitiveness. Our members recognise the importance of investing in skills and training, even when times are financially hard. Even though the businesses that we surveyed are keen to recruit new staff members and expand, a lack of appropriate skills within the labour pool is limiting business growth. »
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.
According to Marc Simoncini (CEO Meetic, Winamax…) all actors of the neteconomy face a lack of well trained employees, « we have to recruit people from all over the world : Maghreb, Eastern Europe, India, Mongolia… ». Mr Simoncini is one of the founders of a new internet jobs school (EEMI).
Meanwhile, another school, « Sup’Internet », has been created to train Web analysts, Web traffic managers, e-marketers, Web designers, e-business consultants. School fees will be between 5 000 and 9 000 EUR / year.
Martin Villelongue (communication-marketing manager for Michael Page) declares: « There are very few trainings dedicated to internet jobs. There is an important need for specialists in e-jobs ».
Source : Les Echos (France)
|The Pro-Internet (PIN) project aims at creating a network of key players in the area of e-Jobs and Internet-related jobs converging around a web 2.0 platform: the e-Jobs Observatory.|
Through its activities, PIN hopes to contribute improving the employability of job seekers, reducing the e-skills shortages on the EU labour market, improving the quality of Vocational Education & Training (VET) in the field of e-Jobs and making VET more transparent and comparable at European level.
PIN is a concrete answer to the opportunity indentified by The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in its 2008 ICT Report: « ICT skills are an important contribution to growth […] Over 4% of total employment is in ICT specialist occupations, over 20% in intensive ICT-using occupations.[…] ». The PIN partners believe that the opportunity is even larger if one takes into account the knock-on benefits that can be reaped from training a broad section of the workforce in low/medium level ICT and media skills.
At the begining of the second decade of the 21st century, employment opportunities requiring ICT competencies are already plentiful, but vacancies are difficult to fill as qualifications do not match with the requirements of the employers…
The PIN network will contribute to addressing this challenge by fostering better interaction between key stakeholders involving:
- industry organisations which have in-depth experience of e-Jobs and Internet-related jobs and direct access to ICT SMEs (suppliers and users of technologies);
- VET institutions with a focus on e-Jobs and Internet-related jobs;
- relevant public authorities and intermediary organisations.
By a contributing to a better interaction and information exchange, it is expected that all target groups addressed by the network will benefit in their various approaches of the e-Skills gap.
The network will concentrate on state of the art information sharing, notably through the e-Jobs Observatory, a targeted effort to streamline the interaction between employers (particularly SMEs) and VET providers and a number of round-tables and events to gather the various stakeholders.