Digital Skills & Jobs Coalition

European Commission

Skills EU


The Irish Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition was launched on 27th April, 2017. It is a multi-stakeholder partnership focussed on tackling the digital skills shortage and on upskilling everybody to take advantage of the digital economy and society. Representatives of academia, all education sectors, industry, the public service, the not-for-profit sector have come together to ensure that Ireland joins in the European effort to leverage the rewards of digitisation.

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Is coding for kids just another silly fad?

Via Margaret Wente at

Nothing is cuter than pictures of kids sitting at their computers, mastering skills their parents never dreamed of. And nothing is more popular than the current idea that all our children should learn to code.

“Most jobs in the future will most likely have some sort of connection to coding,” Navdeep Bains, the federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, told a room full of children assembled for a recent photo op. He was there to announce a $50-million initiative to teach coding to young people. “Some of you may develop incredible apps,” he beamed. (more…)

Register for Conference on Impact of IT Professionalism on the European Economy

The rapid and ever-progressing advancement of technology along with the current IT skills gap has been presenting one of the biggest challenges to both private and public sector organisations throughout Europe, with a huge impact on the European economy. Therefore, the eSkills Malta Foundation, in collaboration with the European Commission, Capgemini, the Irish Computer Society and CEPIS, is organising a conference on the impact of IT Professionalism on the European economy on 14 June 2017 in Valletta, Malta. (more…)



The Digitalisation Agenda Conference: 24th Oct 2017

Re-thinking the Role of Qualifications and Skills

Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 2

Digitalisation is changing how we work and learn. This high-level international conference will explore the implications of digitalisation on the demand, delivery and recognition of skills and qualifications. This conference is designed around three inter-related themes:

  • Digitalisation and Skills for Work

  • Digital Student Data Ecosystem

  • Digitalisation and Teaching, Learning and Assessment


Meeting of Mirror Committee of CEN Technical Committee 428

on ICT Competence and Professionalism
3:30pm, July 19th, 2017, Irish Computer Society, 87/98 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge

Computer Science for the Irish Leaving Cert – Progress and Challenges

presentation and discussion of the NCCA draft syllabus
3:00pm, July 5th, 2017, in Dublin Castle, at the World Conference of Computers in Education

87-89 Pembroke Road
Dublin 4
01 237 7799