|ICT Skill shortage (confused?)|
It has been reported that ONLY half of the European Labour Force have quality and sufficient Information Technology (IT) Skills. This shortage of relevant IT skills hampers many in their ability to find new jobs, change current Jobs or even start their own business.
According to the European Union’s Annual “Digital Agenda Scoreboard”, only about 43% of the EU population have a “confident” level skill in IT – (between Medium or High Internet Skills).
Thus almost half of the EU Labour force are not confident of themselves in the area of their Computer and/or Internet (Navigation/use) skills. About 25% of the ready workforce have no relevant IT Skills at all.
The reports also estimates that the ICT sector vacancies would reach a mind-blowing record number of 700,000 spaces by 2015.
This is therefore an urgent call to all relevant Authorities to act Now, so that school leavers and job seeker would be given the needed training to enable them compete with others in the ICT Industries.
Digital Agenda: Annual scoreboard confirms need for structural economic reform across Europe and surplus of ICT jobs; big trend towards Mobile Services and Technology
Read the full European Union Annual “Digital Agenda Scoreboard” Press Release.