Today millions of Europeans are currently without a job, companies have difficulties to find skilled digital technology experts. As a result, there could be up to 825,000 unfilled vacancies for ICT (Information and Communications Technology) professionals by 2020.
Moreover, there is a need for digital skills for nearly all jobs where digital technology complements existing tasks. In the near future 90% of jobs – in careers such as engineering, accountancy, nursing, medicine, art, architecture, etc.- will require some level of digital skills. In this regard the Digital Agenda for Europe and the priorities of the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs strive towards facilitation of collaboration among business and education providers, public and private actors to take action attracting young people into ICT education, and to retrain unemployed people.
The main goal of the of the project will be to create IT young entrepreneurs on one side and equip young people with employability IT skills and knowledge (software development) on the other side thus contributing to entrepreneurship development and creating new job places. This will be reached through set of practical solutions: capacity building of partner organizations, design of open innovative accelerated educational program for IT and entrepreneurship skills and mentorship.
- O1. To develop open innovative accelerating program (BootCamp) that will equip young people with skills and knowledge in areas: software development and entrepreneurship
- O2. To train 300 young people for specific IT and entrepreneurship skills (at least 30 will open business and 100 will become employed in IT industry)
- O3. To create online mentorship platform for young people who will need support in further development of their business ideas in the IT sector or create carrier in IT industry
- O4. To establish 40 successful mentorship relations between young people and mentors in IT industry