Cross Border Talents Academy

Cross Border Talents Academy
Cross Border Talents Academy aims to apply a “Just-in-Time Digital Skills” method and train candidates, based on companies’ needs. Potential candidates are selected by companies looking to hire professionals with digital skills. Candidates are then offered online IT courses with the guarantee of a job opportunity waiting for them if they finish course successfully. Training courses are targeted at low-skilled workers, which are then upskilled into medium-to-high skills programmers. In early 2017 CBT Academy has been piloted in Portugal and France with a group of 144 candidates. With SME Instrument Phase 2 project CBT will deploy the Academy in Germany and Portugal.
Cross Border Talents aims to establish cooperations with more companies in order to further increase the impact of its method.
Last update: 18/08/2017
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Pledge Category

Digital skills for labour force

Pledge's geographical scope

Time period

Start date: 01/01/2017
End date: 31/12/2020

Other Pledge details

Public Funding: NO
CB Talents Academy Lda is part of Cross Border Talents Global Recruitment Lda, which is an Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 1 Champion, with a seal of excellence in Phase 2

Cross Border Talents

Cross Border Talents is a specialist recruitment consultancy with a global network of recruitment partners across Europa, Americas, Africa, Australia and Asia. Cross Border Talents is an SME Instrument Champion in Phase 1 and awarded with Seal of Excellence in Phase 2 in the area of New Business Models for Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies. As part of SME Instrument Phase 3, CBT has been invited to pitch to investors next Aug 18th in Germany.

Qualitative Impact

Promote digital literacy, employability and attract & retain investment in Europe.

Quantitative Impact

Indicator Description Target Status
People trained online / workers CBT Academy goal is to recruit, train and employ 120 candidates in 2017, 150 in 2018, 210 in 2019 and 330 in 2020 adding 810 candidates recruited, trained and employed by CBT until 2020 810 N/A

Pledge progress

Evidence about progress


Milestone name Completion date Status
Complete first pilot (Portugal and France) 31/08/2017 On Track
Complete Second pilot (Portugal and Germany) 31/12/2017 Delayed
Establish new cooperations with tech partners 31/12/2018 On Track
Evaluate progress 31/12/2020 Delayed
Match progress with Europa´s 2020 employment strategy 31/12/2020 On Track

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