Our research activities will lead to a consensus on possible scenarios and recommendations towards a common framework how to tackle digital skills mismatch concerning a) transversal digital skills but also b) sector-specific digital skills needed by employees in SMEs.
The concrete output will be a guideline for the training of the digital competences promoter, set up according to ECVET criteria and to be used by training providers but also companies who wish to establish a promoter themselves.
This toolbox is the main instrument for the digital competence promoter in order to fulfill his tasks. It is linked to IO2, the guidelines for promoters, and contains a collection of suitable tools, both e-based and non-e-based, taken from previous projects of partners and adaption of them or redeveloped during the project.
DC4WORK Team - on the road to SME - to get an in-depth understanding of the awareness/knowledge of companies related to the impact of digital skills at the workplace and on existence of strategies fostering the assessment, identification and promotion of digital skills at the workplace.
Through dedicated programmes and targeted financial support, the future long-term budget of the EU will help to bridge the EU’s digital investment gap, including in remote and rural areas. It will tackle digital challenges, from artificial intelligence to the promotion of digital skills, from personalised medicine based on supercomputer calculations to the capacity to equip the EU against cyberattacks and cybercrime.
The transformation of the working world by digitalization has an impact on professional biographies at all qualification levels. (Industry 4.0 needs employees 4.0!). In order to avoid disadvantages for the professional and personal life it is necessary to actively support employees to change and adapt. Digitalization refers not only to technical aspects such as robotics and automation, but also to comprehensive digital skills that enable an effective information handling, active social inclusion and employability.
Companies demand other or further vocational, digital skills especially related to handeling (big) data, data protection or digital marketing. The increasing use of digital devices and media requires a rethinking of given structures, working cultures and routines. It also requires to raise the staff’s awareness and understanding of the companies’ digital transformation and its’ added value.
For that reason they need employee who are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to accompany their digital transformation starting with the digital competences of staff. We will develop in our project a training curricula with teaching and training material for SME referenced to the wants of the European "Digital Competence Framework" and the demands of work-based-learning 4.0.