20 Jun News from Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition
The Digitals Skills and Jobs Coalition have been moving forward. At the moment there are 17 coalitions and up to four more forming expected to be launched in autumn.
The number of pledges is growing and there is a now a thematic call for pledges on the topic of women and ICT. The call is running till September 30th 2017. If your organisation is interested in pledging, you can complete the pledge form. If you are in need of ideas, or want to see what pledges are being made for the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, the pledge viewer is now ready and online. By making a pledge you automatically become a member of the coalition. If you want to make a difference by bridging the digital skills gap you can refer to the shared concept for best practices and ideas.
In terms of National Coalitions, May and June were busy months:
- The Luxembourgish Coalition officially launched with the support of prime minister Xavier Bettel.
- The Cypriot coalition had a busy month with a meeting attended by the secretariat and the recent Cyprus Robot Challenge supported by Cyprus computer society.
- The Bulgarian National Coalition had a meeting at the beginning of June highlighting the work of the private sector.
- The Polish Coalition held a forum on digital skills attended by multiple ministries and many key stakeholders on digital skills in Poland. ALL DIGITAL’s Board member Mariusz Boguszewski was named among the 100 most influential digital skills change makers in Poland.
- The Maltese coalition held a forum on ICT professionalism in Malta ahead of the Digital Assembly.
The digital Assembly in Malta was preceded by a morning session where coordinators of the National Coalition met with their respective digital champions. The meeting was an excellent opportunity for collaboration where National Coalitions and digital champions received concrete strategies wherein future opportunities can be pursued.