Newsletter N.1

Letter from Paolo Vercesi, eCF Council project coordinator

The ICT market is quickly evolving and ICT competences are increasingly less confined to ICT profiles only. In a recent survey conducted among almost 2000 Management Engineers, graduated in the last ten years at Politecnico di Milano, asking them in which domain of work are they working now, Information Systems comes first followed by three other domains strongly bound to ICT skills. At the same time, they perceive a lack of these skills training during their academic path.

28 June 2016

A reference scheme for ICT related vocational qualifications


One of the main difficulties for organisations in finding professionals with the right ICT related skills is the lack of standardisation in the learning outcomes of vocational education. Managers and HR-staff struggle to conclude what professionals are able of, based on the diplomas and certificates mentioned on a resume.

22 June 2016

Elements and acknowledgement of ICT Professionalism Transnational Framework

The rapid progress in the technology domain and massive proliferation of digital solutions in everyday life led to some of the heaviest socio-economic challenges today: environmental pollution, privacy, data security, media objectivity, consumer rights and quality of consumer products, moral and immoral attitudes in the business world, population aging, youth unemployment, criminality etc. Independent behavior and designed usability of complex information and communication systems affect our security, our economies, our environment and even our personal health. By all means, among the greatest ideas behind any technological and scientific advance is for its product, tools and mechanisms to serve as a bridge between a problem and its possible solutions.  (...)

22 June 2016

22 June 2016

Project Partners


The eCF Council consortium is composed of industry associations, social partners, Small-Medium sized Enterprises, public authorities, research centres, training institutions and certification bodies who joined forces and expertise to launch the “eCF Alliance”.

 

Political background


The eCF COUNCIL aims to foster IT professionals’/ workers’ mobility across Europe and reduce the ICT Skills mismatch and shortage; contribute to a common frame of IT professionalism at European and international level; encourage dialogue between the social partners to facilitate transnational mobility and employment; and propose quality-based models for governance of the enlarged transnational partnerships.

22 June 2016

Building the ‘’eCF Alliance’’, to drive ICT professional up-skilling and pick up of employability


A European consortium composed of industry associations, social partners, Small-Medium sized Enterprises, public authorities, research centres, training institutions and certification bodies has joined forces to launch the “eCF Alliance”, the first EU Skills Alliance on ICT professionalism.

22 June 2016

e-CF Multistakeholder partnership driving ICT professional up-skilling and pick up of employability


eCF Council: The EU alliance for ICT professionalism, kicks off in Milan

On December 14 and 15 in Milan (IT), a European consortium composed of industry associations, social partners, representation of Small-Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs), public authorities, training institutions and certification bodies, launched the “eCF Council”, the first EU Skills Alliance on ICT professionalism.

15 December 2015