e-CF Seminar 2016

e-CF Seminar 2016

On the 28th of July 2016, around 60 educators and industry professionals attended a half day seminar at the MITA Data Centre to discuss the eCompetence Framework (eCF). The seminar was organised by the eSkills Malta Foundation in collaboration with IT Professionalism Europe (IPE). It provided an excellent opportunity to discuss the eCF and its importance for the Maltese industry and the education providers.

On the 6th of April 2016, the European e-Competence Framework (e-CF) became a European Standard. The e-CF gives organisations, businesses, and ICT practitioners in Europe a common language to describe the competences required in the ICT Industry. It also gives a strong indication to ICT educators of the competences and roles that their students can aspire to. The European e-Competence Framework provides a reference of 40 competences as required and applied to the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) workplace, using a common language for competences, skills and proficiency levels that can be understood across Europe.

Carm Cachia from eSkills Malta Foundation discussed the competences and qualifications essential in the ICT profession and the existing ICT skills gap. Mr Cachia also highlighted important related future initiatives planned by the eSkills Malta Foundation. These include an ICT industry based eSkills Demand and Supply Audit and the publishing of a Green Paper and Public Consultation on the ICT profession.

e-CF Seminar 2016

Frederic Aerden from the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS) discussed in detail the e-CF Framework and its methodology. He also discussed how the eCF describes the requirements of ICT professionals and, whilst it also helps organisations to recruit and develop suitable employees, it can also be referred to by the education sector in respect of current skills and learning outcomes being required by the ICT industry.

e-CF Seminar 2016
The e-CF is a component of the European Union’s strategy for e-Skills in the 21st Century supported by the European Commission and The Council of Ministers. The Framework supports key policy objectives of the Grand Coalition for digital Jobs and benefits an ever growing user community from the EU and across the world.

For more information please visit the following: http://www.ecompetences.eu/

Seminar presentations can be found at the following links:

Carm Cachia – Presentation
Frederic Aerden – eCompetence Framework
Frederic Aerden – e-CF in Action