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.
WomenAtMicrosoft facebook page. Lots of links to stories about femail role-models
The Stemettes is a community website that is showing the next generation that girls are doing science, too - including ICT. It organises live events such as hack-a-thons, and offers careers advice.
Resource that demonstrates the importance of women in ICT is provided by the The Ada Project, named after nineteenth century mathematician, Ada Byron King.
Did you think computer have been traditionally male-dominated? Women have played a key role in ICT from the very beginning, as this graphic on Famous Women In Computing created by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology makes clear.
Women@Google website. Includes videos profiles of women working successfully in technology.
Deployons nos elles is an educational project developed in France by IMS – Entreprendre pour la cité to bring together schools and the corporate sector in fighting STEM related stereotypes.
Geeky Barbie’s objective is to inspire girls by showcasing women in tech-related jobs. This website publishes regular interviews with women who have made a difference in ICT.
After working for a consulting firm in India, Susanta took the skills and knowledge he had gained and applied it to create a business for himself.
After taking on some great opportunities to learn project management skills, Naushad has been a successful programme manager for 20 years.
At Equipos, a high fidelity software company, Simon's greatest asset is to be able to bridge technology with business - a skill that has allowed him to progress throughout his successful career.