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 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 is addressing 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.
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.
- To develop open innovative accelerating program (BootCamp) that will equip young people with skills and knowledge in areas: software development and entrepreneurship.
- 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).
- 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.
- To establish 40 successful mentorship relations between young people and mentors in IT industry.