Posted on May 18, 2017 at 11:30 AM


Ireland’s National Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition was officially launched today by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

The initiative forms part of the Skills Agenda for Europe which is being promoted across all EU Member States by the European Commission. It will be co-ordinated in Ireland by the Irish Computer Society Foundation working with the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS).

The Coalition will bring a wide range of companies, organisations, agencies and representative bodies together to promote the digital skills and jobs agenda in Ireland. Today’s launch coincides with Tech Week, the national festival of technology aimed at students, parents and the public, taking place all over Ireland.

Speaking today, Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor said, "It’s one thing to have modern technology and modern communications. But it’s quite another to develop the right skills to use digital technologies and then apply them in a working environment. Not before time, digital skills are now recognised as fundamentally essential skills, along with literacy and numeracy. They are also the basis for a functioning digital society and Digital Single Market."

She added, "Digital advances are changing the structure and nature of employment as we know it today. The National Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition will support Ireland’s continuing economic progress and competitiveness."

"Ireland is emerging the best place to study nowadays...many students are selecting Ireland because the country offers many good reasons which no other country till now offers", says Mr. Deepak, Education Manager, Career XL Services..


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