Today millions of Europeans are currently without a job while companies have difficulties finding 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.
So, the project will address this existing need for IT skills and knowledge in young people in order to instill in them the spirit of entrepreneurship and create new job places.