Skill needs of the Software industry: can education and training keep up? I Virtual Event


“Skill needs of the Software industry: can education and training keep up?”
17 May 2022 I 10:00-11:00 CEST

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Software skills: We ask experts how the educational offering can meet the market demand

What are the most sought software skills? How can we educate for the most in-demand software jobs? Can the educational provision cater for emerging professional software roles? 

European Software Skills Alliance presents a webinar to talk about current and future software skill gaps and ways to tackle them.

This event is great for people working in the field of education and training, but also organisations looking for insights into the European market’s demand and offer in software skills.


10:00-10:05 I Welcome and opening remarks

      • Marie Montaldo, Project Communication Manager, DIGITALEUROPE

10:05-10:15 I Keynote: How to reconcile the labour market and education & training with standards and frameworks

      • Mary Cleary, Secretary-General, Irish Computer Society and Chair, CEN/TC 428 Digital Competences and ICT Professionalism

10:15-10:55 I Panel Discussion: How can education and training keep up with the market’s needs in software skills and professionals?

Moderated by: Paul Aertsen, Subject matter expert, Global Knowledge The Netherlands

      • Bálint Gyres-Tóth, PhD, Associate Professor, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
      • Elmar Husmann, Digital Skills Program Manager, Training and Certification, Amazon Web Services
      • Arthur Tréguier, Policy Assistant at DG CONNECT, European Commission

10:55-11:00 I Closing remarks

      • Marie Montaldo, Project Communication Manager, DIGITALEUROPE

This event is organised by the European Software Skills Alliance in the context of the European Commission’s European Vocational Skills Week (16-20 May). ESSA is an EU-funded project coordinated by DIGITALEUROPE with the mission to skill, upskill, and reskill individuals into high demand software roles. In 2022, we hope to bring forward innovative learning pathways to address the software skills gaps and develop educational profiles for VET, higher VET, and higher education curricula.

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