Experts agree on the need of digital skills to find future jobs... find some of the arguments here

youth employment

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Being digitally savvy is one of the top skills needed to be employable

European Commission
DG Employment, Skills, Social affairs and Inclusion 

 

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The skills gap is a danger for Europe if we don't close it, because we have products, services, creativity and culture to share, and if we're not online, we miss a lot of opportunities.

Matt Brittin, President for EMEA Business and Operations at Google

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MEPs Patrick Le Hyarik and Cristian Preda on Youth guarantee: can Europe dream big?

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European Commission's Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip hosted a blogpost of Māra Jākobsone, chair of Telecentre Europe, on his official blog on the occasion of the European Get O...

Andrus Ansip
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The future of employment starts by the youth creating opportunities

Why does Entrepreneurship matter for youth employment? See what the young leaders of 2 dynamic continents have to say on this pressing matter. Check out the opinions of the ASEF Young Leaders Summit #ASEFYLS participants!

digital skills

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Use of ICT from a young age is an essential core skill

John O'Dowd, Minister for Education, Northern Ireland
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Computational thinking will be a fundamental skill used by everyone in the world by the middle of the 21st century

Jeannette Marie Wing, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Research
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We need much more engineers with proper digital skills

 

Michał Boni - eSkills for Jobs 2015 Ambassador
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Technology could play a very significant role, especially in addressing the socioeconomic gaps created by inadequate education

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook Chief Operation Officer

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Shelley Shott charts the impact of "The Intel Teach program", sharing inspiring stories of technology empowering both teachers and students to both create opportunity and to benefit their communities.

Shelley Shott
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Work, employability, education, leisure, inclusion and participation in society... All of these and many other areas of our society have become increasingly "digitised", meaning that information and also services are increasingly being made avai...

Dr. Riina Vuorikari, JRC-IPTS
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It's time to improve & upscale your digital skills

 

Philippe Vanrie, EBN
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Technology-based education should be a 'must have', not just a 'good-to-have', for all ages – which is why the European Commission supports and promotes campaigns like Code Week, to make learners fit for 21st century life and work.

 

Andrus Ansip, vice-president of the European Commission for the Digital Single Market

Entrepreneurship

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Stewart Butterfield, co-founder of Slack and Flickr, shares lessons from his entrepreneurial journey from philosophy student to creator of hugely popular platforms for sharing and communicating.

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Entrepreneur and venture capitalist Ben Horowitz shares which entrepreneurial skills truly matter, and why learning to manage well may be the most critical skill of all.

Ben Horowitz, Co-Founder and Partner, Andreessen and Horowitz
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Why does Entrepreneurship matter for youth employment? See what the young leaders of 2 dynamic continents have to say on this pressing matter. Check out the opinions of the ASEF Young Leaders Summit ASEFYLS participants!

ASEF Young Leaders Summit
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Can Europe offer something special when it comes to startups? What unique European features should entrepreneurs leverage?

GBLC vienna 2015 CEO roundtable

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The first few months after leaping from employment to entrepreneurship can be daunting. But with perseverance and clearly connecting with your 'why', you will find your flow as an entrepreneur

Matthew Smith, who quit his job in the banking industry to become an entrepreneur
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These are the winners of the 2015 European Social Innovation Competition, three entrepreneurs with incredible ideas.

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Advice for Entrepreneurs

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What entrepreneurs can learn from the very few technology startups that achieve hyper-exceptional success and market disruption.

Mike Maples Jr., co-founder of  venture capital firm Floodgate