On 17 October 2016, in the frame of the eSkills for Jobs conference held in Bratislava, Slovakia, the eSkills 2016 award ceremony took place. The eSkills for Jobs 2016 Competitions is an opportunity to highlight and reward persons with a high level of digital skills and literacy at a European level. The competition aims to reach out to different categories of people.
On 17-18 October 2016 more than 200 policy makers, business leaders and experts gather in Bratislava, Slovakia to take part in the conference ‘Europe in the Digital era - where skills are making the difference'. The event reflects on how digital technologies are transforming the way we live, learn and work at a pace never seen before.
Read the press release here.
Until 30 October, the European Commission invites nominations for the best projects, which encourage people to improve their digital skills. The intention is to identify projects that can inspire others to take similar actions all over Europe.
Eduoard is studying for a masters in Telecom Architecture and as part of his studies is working at Red Technologies, a French-based company specialising in spectrum sharing solutions to telecom operations.
Alexander is a Technical Programme Director at the Swiss –French start-up Digital Partners. Strong project management skills as well as business and technical understanding are needed for the development of major software projects. These eLeadership skills are increasingly in demand and smart technology is now critical for businesses across all sectors and devices. Here Alexander explains more about the eLeadership role he plays at his company.
The growth of the technology sector has created many new career pathways, not all of which are strictly related to coding and computational thinking. Consider the example of UX design (User Experience design) in web development; while of course the code in the backend is what makes a website actually function, other important considerations are the aesthetics and usability of the website. Laurent is a UX designer in France. Here he explains how he got into this line of work and why variety is the spice of life for a UX designer.
Are you interested in working in the digital economy, but you are unsure of the possibilities and types of roles that are available, and the skills that you will need to get hired? eSkills for Jobs has come up with a list of success stories of people working with high levels of digital skills. One of them is Xavi Roman Lopez, a network engineer.