ITPE and the Irish Computer Society (ICS) have co-authored a policy paper entitled ‘IT Professionalism – Build the best workforce to deliver Europe’s transition’, which can now be found on ITPE’s website. Please see link below. The policy paper provides the key terminology around IT professionalism, outlines the importance of developing professional practices and professional standards by the IT workforce and calls different stakeholders to engage in these activities.
The success of Europe’s Digital Decade will depend on our ability to increase the IT workforce from the 2019 baseline of 7.8 million ICT specialists to 20 million by 2030. This requires “a massive investment to train future generations of workers and to up-skill and re-skill the workforce” as well as attracting and supporting non-EU workers to address shortfalls in the availability of digital talent. It is critical that the focus on quantity is matched by a shared commitment to the quality of the IT workforce.
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