Pledges

Here you can check the progress of the pledges in the context of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition as reported by the pledges themselves. For more information, see the about page. For additional information, please use the contact page.

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ECDL Certifications

ECDL Foundation pledges that by the end of 2018, 2 million digital skills assessments leading to certification under ECDL standards will be taken in the EU. This will contribute to reducing the share of Europeans (45%) who lack basic digital skills and increase their employability and mobility in the labour market.

ECDL Digital Marketing

ECDL Foundation pledges to implement the Digital Marketing module developed and piloted as pledge for the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs in 2015 in at least 5 EU countries by the end of 2017. This pledge is aimed to tackle the problem of a small share of SMEs who sell online (16%) and across borders (7.5%).

Engineering Industries Association of Lithuania LINPRA

LINPRA will contribute to the development of vocational competences – including digital ones- for at least 100 trainees and at least 50 VET trainers in the metalworking sector, with the development of a new set of occupational standards, a new VET programme and educational material that matches the skills requirements of the manufacturing industry.

eSkills for Volunteers

Eskills for volunteers pledges to develop a certification tool and courses to help 200 young volunteers acquire digital literacy.

European Digital SME Alliance

European Digital SME Alliance is pledging to reach 5000 people by 2019 with its #digitalSMEs4skills campaign. The campaign will enroll hundreds of digital SMEs, such as software developers and tech integrators, which will transfer digital skills to people by offering them internships.

Future Intelligence

FINT will organise workshops for farmers and stakeholders in the agriculture sector to demonstrate the variety of technology tools (open-source from public organisations or private but free to use), which would allow smart farming, digital content creation and data sharing.

Giffoni Innovation Hub

Giffoni Innovation Hub is pledging to offer digital skills practical training to 600 Italian and Swedish students aged 18-28 by the end of 2020 to increase their employability. The Hub will also organise 4 educational workshops per year addressed to 40 teachers and 600 students of primary and secondary schools.

Google

Google is pledging to continue to support European to gain digital skills through the following initiatives: Digital Workshop (online training hub); engaging young job seekers; helping small businesses to grow; funding 10,000 Android scholarships via Udacity and in partnership with Bertelsmann for EU mobile developers.

Hellenic Professionals Informatics Society (HePIS)

ΗePIS will partner with multinational companies, SMEs, organizations and philanthropic foundations to develop programs and initiatives that will help young people acquire basic, intermediate and advanced computer and coding skills.

ICON

ICON will ensure that its staff members are sent on various training programmes in order to become at the forefront of technology, increase staff retention by 10%, increase levels of job satisfaction by 15% and lift levels of innovation by releasing an ICON product to the market by Q1 of 2018. ICON will also focus on promoting ICT skills amongst women and girls participating in a minimum of 3 talks/workshops and opening internships in various ICT fields to guide, train and motivate young individuals.