ICT is one of the areas with the biggest future job potential. Yet ICT related employment is much, much higher that just the ICT sector, as digital skills are needed for about 90% of jobs.
This page can help you boost your digital skills through online courses, webinars, self-assessment tests and much more. The majority of the resources that eSkills for jobs collected for you are intended for self-study, but teachers can also find some interesting material to develop the digital competences of their students.
Ever wondered if you have strong digital skills? You can easily see how you fare in terms of digital affluence by taking one of the self-assessment tools.
With technologies rapidly changing the work dynamics, we need to make sure we have the right skills and knowledge to thrive in the digital market. eSkills for Jobs has created a fine selection of exciting MOOCs intended for professionals across industries, young people who want to upgrade their skillset, and also MOOCs specifically designed for teachers. So if you are in search of a challenging online course to add skills to your profile, take a look at our suggestions below! Keep an eye on that section as we will be posting new online courses offers!
You can also find more interesting MOOCs in the eSkills repository section below.
To take the first steps on your eSkills journey, explore eSkills training and learning resources using the filters below.
ITU (International Telecommunications Union) portal for girls in ICT
List of IT job profiles from Prospects, UK government's graduate careers website
An online repository of free, certified courses from publishers across the world
List of free downloadable text books, including Computer sience textbooks
Learn to code interactively
Computer Science courses from the Khan Academy, and education not-for-profit
List of free Computer Science MOOCs
Watify is a European Commission initiative to encourage digital entrepreneurship
As with other STEM-related subjects, encouraging interest in ICT can really benefit from getting local companies involved. This could simply be a visit to company, or representatives of a company coming into the classroom, or possibly a join company-school organised event.
Charter for the Talents of the Future - Women in ICT - Some 100 representatives from companies and organizations in Germany give their support to promoting more women in ICT in Germany.