eSkills 2016 Award Winners Released

26/10/2016

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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.

In 2016, three categories where identified, rewarding each time a winner and a runner up: outstanding digital skills developer (targeting teachers), Young digital talent (targeting youth interested in coding and video games creation), innovative app developer (targeting youth interested in developing apps). For each category, a winner and a runner up were awarded.

Find out more about winners and runner ups here.

Each year, the eSkills for Jobs campaign awards outstanding individuals who show a high level of digital skills. In 2016, the awards given within the frame of the campaign tackled three target groups: teachers; young people; app developers. For each category, a selected jury of experts was involved.

Teachers: the competition was addressed to those teachers who completed the eSkills MOOC “Developing digital skills in your classroom”. They were required to submit a short video or animation showing how they foster the digital skills of their students. The winner, Dalibor Todorovic, was awarded Microsoft certification exam voucher codes to share with others in his school community, sponsored by Microsoft. The runner up, Carmen Aldama, won a tablet, sponsored by Fujitsu.

Young people: the aim of this category was to showcase talent in coding and video games creation. Young people were asked to create a video game using Scratch. Tutorials were provided to guide participants. Mislav Sever won an invitation to visit CiscoLive! week including the famous Academy Day in Berlin, Germany on 22-24 February sponsored by Cisco. Liudmyla Rishko, the runner up, won a tablet sponsored by Samsung.

App developers: the category awarded young app developers who shared a concept of a possible mobile app. The winner, Maya Lekova, a scholarship for a 12-week app development bootcamp sponsored and organized by The App Academy, while the runner up, Ye Tian, received a tablet, sponsored by Fujitsu. 

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