International ICT Societies Call for More Technology Education in Schools to Avert ICT Skill Crisis

From IFIP Media Release

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 – An historic meeting of international ICT leaders has called for governments across Europe to urgently introduce Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) subjects into their school curriculums in order to better equip students for today’s digitally disrupted world.

With the European Commission (EC) last year warning that the EU could face a shortage of up to 900,000 ICT professionals by 2020, due to a lack of people being educated and trained in information technology, ICT associations are concerned about the potential consequences for innovation, productivity and economic growth.

Last week’s meeting in Vienna, staged to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Austrian Computer Society (OCG), was attended by Presidents and CEOs of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the ICT professional associations from Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland.

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Raymond Morel is a member of the Board of Directors at SI and is President of Social-IN3, a cooperative of a researchers’ convinced of the need to address new challenges of today's Information Age, which is slowly and surely modify the entire society.

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