Digital skills and jobs platform

In today’s world, digital transformation impacts the way we live, work and learn. This technological progress brings about undeniable benefits, but it is also increasingly more difficult to keep up with the latest tech solutions. Consequently, our skills and knowledge become outdated at a faster pace, creating a growing gap between our capacities and the market needs.

The Digital Skills and Jobs Platform is addressing this problem. It helps Europeans to advance their digital skills and knowledge, to further their careers and to add value to their organisations.

The Platform provides open access to a wide variety of high-quality information and resources to everyone interested in the broad topic of digital skills and jobs. Its smart search and filtering functions help you easily find what you need and connect with whom you need. With relevant, up-to-date content and dynamic, collaborative spaces, the platform caters to the needs of all users independently of their level of expertise. It also enables the Digital Skills and Jobs Community to grow and thrive together.

For more information please visit the project website.

Edu4AI project

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the technologies that will significantly change our society, economy and labour market over the next few decades. Some of the best-known examples of AI application areas are autonomous driving, chatbots, voice assistants, internet search engines. As part of the project, a user-friendly environment will be provided to enable students to learn more about AI services and applications.

Early training in artificial intelligence goes beyond computational thinking and examines how computers perceive, think, act, learn and make decisions. Although early education in AI appears to be a necessity, there is no set of rules for the use of artificial intelligence in schools. Various technical solutions and initiatives for personalised and creative learning have been announced with promising results, the ways however that educational institutions are using these tools strongly varies and is entirely up to them.

The Edu4AI project brings together AI applications and artefacts through a methodology based on the trend of the maker movement. The project will follow the principles of iterative design carrying pilot studies with teachers and students from Germany, Greece, Spain and Italy and using the feedback obtained from the participating schools to refine and improve the AI open educational resources (OER). During the course of the project, OERs will be developed targeting both teachers and students and will be shared online through a web based platform.

More about the project.

CHAISE project

As a Sector Skills Alliance, CHAISE addresses the growing demand for blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) skills in Europe

Europe is in a leading position in many sectors that can successfully apply blockchain or other Distributed Ledger Technologies. At the same time, the lack of digital skills throughout Europe threatens to hamper and slow down innovation.

In this context, the core mission of CHAISE is to develop a strategic approach on blockchain skills development for Europe. CHAISE will deliver future-proof training solutions, in order to tackle blockchain skill shortages and to respond to the current and future skill needs of the European Blockchain workforce.

The project website is here.

ESSA project

Delivers a solid framework to educate and train people into high demand software roles.

Europe needs a well-established strategy to skill, reskill, and upskill workers to cater for the future needs of our societies.

Today, this need is nowhere more visible than in software development, delivery, and operation — a fast-growing sector where industry stakeholders, education and training providers, and professionals need to keep up with emerging technologies and new trends.

The European Software Skills Alliance (ESSA) project will address this challenge and deliver a sustainable strategy for closing the skills gaps and fulfil the need for professional demand for software services.

To this end, the ESSA receives funding from the Erasmus+ programme and involves 26 ambitious partners from industry and academia.

Please visit project website here.

MACHINA project

MACHINA is an Erasmus KA2 project, which aims to tackle this ML skill deficit by increasing the relevance of Continuing & Initial VET provision in the sector, to assure that the existing & future ICT workforce will have the ML specific competences & transversal skills required to respond to modern workplace requirements and succeed in a competitive, fast-growing field. The project will also make available transnational educational materials in the form of OERs, to ensure wide adoption and support VET provision in a cost-effective, flexible way.

MACHINA project website is here.