Digital Skills & Jobs Coalition




European Commission




Digital
Skills EU




ICS
Foundation


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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Irish project reaches the finals of the European Digital Skills Awards 2017

Twenty projects which encourage the development of digital skills in Europe have been selected as finalists for the European Digital Skills Award 2017. The best projects promoting excellence in Digital Skills will be awarded by Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, at the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition conference in Brussels on 7th December. Winners and finalists will exhibit their projects at the conference. (more…)


Webinar: Digital skills development actions and the use of ESF and ERDF funds

The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition brings together governments, companies, social partners, NGOs and education providers to tackle the digital skills gap in Europe. Organisations involved in the Coalition undertake various actions to boost digital skills; and these may be dependent on securing funding from third parties. (more…)


Is coding for kids just another silly fad?

Via Margaret Wente at theglobeandmail.com

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…)


Events

Webinar: Digital skills development actions and the use of ESF and ERDF funds

The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition brings together governments, companies, social partners, NGOs and education providers to tackle the digital skills gap in Europe. Organisations involved in the Coalition undertake various actions to boost digital skills; and these may be dependent on securing funding from third parties. (more…)


Oct
24

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

(more…)


Jul
19
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


87-89 Pembroke Road
Dublin 4
01 237 7799