New report on curricula for software professionals released

The European Software Skills Alliance (ESSA) has recently launched the “How to design Software Professionals’ Curricula” report. The document serves as a pivotal bridge between the dynamic demands of the market for software skills and the educational landscape, translating these industry needs into comprehensive educational concepts. Its primary audience targets education and training providers, offering them invaluable insights and guidelines to tailor curricula and learning programs that align closely with the evolving requisites of various software roles. By encapsulating the nuanced requirements of the software industry, this document becomes a beacon for educational institutions, aiding them in crafting curricula that not only meet but anticipate the multifaceted demands of the modern software landscape. Its aim extends beyond merely reflecting current market needs; it sets the stage for forward-thinking, adaptable educational frameworks that empower aspiring professionals to thrive in an ever-evolving tech-centric world. Through this guidance, education and training providers are equipped to cultivate highly relevant and responsive learning experiences, ensuring a more seamless transition for students from educational settings to fulfilling and impactful careers in the software domain.

The European Software Skills Alliance (ESSA) is a collaborative initiative focused on advancing software-related education, skills, and workforce development across Europe. Comprising industry leaders, educational institutions, policymakers, and stakeholders, ESSA works to bridge the gap between industry demands and educational offerings. It aims to enhance the alignment of educational curricula with the rapidly evolving needs of the software sector, fostering a more skilled and adaptable workforce. ESSA’s efforts include research, advocacy, and the development of strategies that empower educational institutions to equip students with the relevant skills and knowledge required for successful careers in software-related fields.

Download the full report here.

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Website link
Organization url
ESSA Homepage
Digital technology / specialisation
Digital skill level
Digital Expert
Geographic Scope - Country
European Union
Type of initiative
EU institutional initiative
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