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Project Funded by:  ERASMUS-EDU-2023-PI-FORWARD

Project Duration:  35

Start Date:  01/01/2024

End Date:  31/12/2026

CONVERT – Conversion programme to acquire the digital skills needed by forward-looking careers

02 Apr, 2024

The twin green and digital transitions are reshaping the way we work and the deployment of advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence and robotics are expected to create new jobs. Already, the acceleration of the digital transition due to the COVID-19 pandemic has accentuated the digital skills shortage.


To achieve the digital transformation of the labour market, education and training providers will need to develop upskilling and reskilling programmes that are both flexible and certified and incorporate the latest developments in key ICT areas.


CONVERT aims to design and deliver a reskilling programme in the form of short-term training modules enhancing the digital skills needed by today’s digital economy, to reskill recent non-ICT graduates and upskill junior employees (up to 2 years of working experience) towards emerging jobs or new tasks in their jobs.


The reskilling programme will be both flexible and certified using micro-credentials and it will be focusing on the digital competences needed by employers to achieve the digital transition of the labour market, including data analytics and visualisation, programming languages, AI, IoT, web development and design, cybersecurity, and data privacy. The training programme will be delivered in a blended format by certified trainers with hands-on experience.


The consortium comprises higher education institutions, vocational training providers, industry experts, NGOs and industry representative organisations, which bring the necessary expertise into achieving this objective by undertaking the following activities:

  • map the digital skills demanded by employers in key ICT sectors to meet the changes steered by the digital transition;
  • design, develop and pilot test an industry-oriented programme reflecting the latest developments in key ICT areas targeting graduateS and/or junior employees to equip them with the digital skills needed by employers in key ICT sectors;
  • validate and certify the acquired skills through the application of micro-credentials.


Target group:


CONVERT has the following primary target groups:


  1. recent non-ICT university graduates, who are interested in reskilling and acquiring specialised ICT skills to look for emerging jobs
  2. job seekers from all industrial sectors of the labour market, who are interested in upskilling and reskilling in key capacity areas in terms of specialised ICT skills.
  3. Junior employees (up to 2 years of working experience) Interested in upskilling, so they can undertake new tasks in their current jobs and/or pursue higher salary-paying positions within the same or different company.


Project partners:

GrantXpert Consulting Limited, Cyprus

European University – Cyprus Ltd, Cyprus 

Nicosia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Cyprus 

Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (iED), Greece 

Kyriakatis – E. Vafeiadis O.E., Greece 

Association Of Thessalian Enterprises, Greece

CESIE, Italy  


Infinitivity Design Labs,  France