ICT skills standards for SMEs to be discussed at the European Competence Framework (eCF) conference on 11/10

Europe is suffering a critical mismatch between ICT skills demand and offer both in terms of trainings and geographical distribution of the required competences against the positions available. For this reason, it is necessary to foster ICT professionalism at the European and international level, also through standardisation.

On 11 October, Small Business Standardars (SBS) Vice-President Fabio Massimo will intervene at the final conference of the eCF Council project, a three-year EU-funded project implemented in 2015–18 under the Erasmus+ Programme, to introduce the most recent activities of CEN Technical Committee 428 on ICT Professionalism and Digital competences. Furthermore, Justina Bieliauskaite will present the SBS booklet on the implementation of the eCF standard (EN 16234-1) by SMEs to give practical examples on the application of this common technical language.

The conference will also focus on the main outcomes of eCF Council project, which created a transnational network gathering the major players responsible for IT professionals’ enhancement across Europe, namely employers, professional associations, social partners, VET providers, higher education, research centres, regulatory bodies, and SMEs.

More information about the event can be found here.