e-Skills: The International dimension and the Impact of Globalisation - Final Report 2014


McLaughlin, Stephen and Sherry, Martin and Doherty, Eileen and Carcary, Marian and Thornley, Clare and Wang, Yi and Kolding, Marianne and Cattaneo, Gabriella and Korte, Werner B. and Birov, Stravhil and Heusing, Tobias and Steinbach, Malte and Fanning, Fiona and Valdelin, Emil and Stoerk, Matthias and Krmek, Michel (2014) e-Skills: The International dimension and the Impact of Globalisation - Final Report 2014. Project Report. European Commission.

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Abstract

In today’s increasingly knowledge-based economies, new information and communication technologies are a key engine for growth fuelled by the innovative ideas of highly - skilled workers. However, obtaining adequate quantities of employees with the necessary e-skills is a challenge. This is a growing international problem with many countries having an insufficient numbers of workers with the right e-Skills. For example: Australia: “Even though there’s 10,000 jobs a year created in IT, there are only 4500 students studying IT at university, and not all of them graduate” (Talevski and Osman, 2013). Brazil: “Brazil’s ICT sector requires about 78,000 [new] people by 2014. But, according to Brasscom, there are only 33,000 youths studying ICT related courses in the country” (Ammachchi, 2012). Canada: “It is widely acknowledged that it is becoming inc reasingly difficult to recruit for a variety of critical ICT occupations –from entry level to seasoned” (Ticoll and Nordicity, 2012). Europe: It is estimated that there will be an e-skills gap within Europe of up to 900,000 (main forecast scenario) ICT pr actitioners by 2020” (Empirica, 2014). Japan: It is reported that 80% of IT and user companies report an e-skills shortage (IPA, IT HR White Paper, 2013) United States: “Unlike the fiscal cliff where we are still peering over the edge, we careened over the “IT Skills Cliff” some years ago as our economy digitalized, mobilized and further “technologized”, and our IT skilled labour supply failed to keep up” (Miano, 2013).

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Keywords: e-Skills; International dimension; Globalisation;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Innovation Value Institute, IVI
Item ID: 5559
Depositing User: Clare Thornley
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2014 16:13
Publisher: European Commission
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