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Artificial Intelligence for Europe

Artificial Intelligence for Europe
The European Commission puts forward a European approach to artificial intelligence and robotics. It deals with technological, ethical, legal and socio-economic aspects to boost EU's research and industrial capacity and to put AI at the service of European citizens and economy. Download​


National eSkills Strategy 2019 - 2021

National eSkills Strategy 2019 - 2021

Digital Technology these days is prevalent across all sectors, and this has created a need for digital skills for most roles and positions of employment. Digital skills are not just relevant for ICT practitioners, but also for the workforce, education providers, and society.

Malta has always been regarded as a country which is promising in its Digital Performance. The eSkills Malta Foundation has embarked on the development of a National eSkills Strategy for the period of 2019 to 2021.

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Guidelines to Increase and Retain Women in ICT

Guidelines to Increase and retain Women in  ICT

These guidelines are aimed at all stakeholders who may have concerns about the low percentage of women in the ICT sector. The relevant stakeholders can be small, medium and large enterprises together with NGOs, gender equity advocacy coalitions, the media, educators, career advisors, the government and decision makers. The introductory part of these guidelines provides a short summary of facts and statistics that describe some issues that women face in the ICT Sector and then suggests possible reasons why women are underrepresented in this area. 

The second part of the document provides guidelines that may be adopted for increasing and retaining women in the ICT sector.

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Malta ICT Skills Audit 2017

Malta ICT Skills Audit 2017 

The Malta ICT Skills Audit, is a collaboration between eSkills Malta Foundation and FastTrack into Information Technology (FIT) Ltd. FIT is a non-profit, tech industry-led body, based in Ireland, whose core mission is to promote an inclusive Smart Economy by creating routes to marketable technical skills for job- seekers, particularly those at risk of long-term unemployment.

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The Development of the IT Profession is an important objective for the eSkills Malta Foundation. On 14th June 2017 the Foundation organised an international event entitled ‘The Impact of IT Professionalism on the European economy’, in collaboration with the European Commission, CEPIS, ICS, and Capgemini Consulting.  The event was organised also during this period to complement the EU Presidency in Malta, and in fact was back-to-back with the EU Digital Assembly organised in Malta between the 15th and 16th June. 
 
The event was opened by Mr Godfrey Vella, the Digital Champion for Malta, followed by various speakers coming from all over Europe, including Andre Richier from the European Commission, Niels van der Linden from Capgemini Consulting, Fiona Fanning from CEPIS, Mary Cleary from ICS, Carm Cachia from the eSkills Malta Foundation,  Pascal Ravesteijn, Hogeschool Utrecht,   Gian Marco Campagnolo from Edinburgh University, Prof. Ernest Cachia from the University of Malta, Conrad Vassallo from MCAST.  The Hon Mr Silvio Schembri, Parliamentary Secretary for Digital Economy, Financial Services and Innovation, under the Office of the Prime Minister, closed the event.
 
The event was then followed by a workshop organised by the European commission and the eSkills Foundation to discuss progress and ambitions of a service contract on ‘Digital Organisational Frameworks & IT Professionalism’ run for European Commission DG GROWTH, coordinated by Capgemini Consulting in collaboration with Empirica and IDC. The workshop was well attended by 25 IT professionals and educationalists, half of whom coming from Malta and the rest of the attendees from all over Europe.

Presentations:

​The Impact of IT Professionalism on the European Economy by Carm Cachia DOWNLOAD ​
​Making the IT Professionalism Framework a Reality by Fiona Fanning DOWNLOAD​
​Adoption and use of IT competence frameworks​ by Pascal Ravesteijn DOWNLOAD
​Fostering IT Professionalism in Europe by Andre Richier  DOWNLOAD​
​Social Data Science for Workforce Development in the IT Sector by Gian Marco Campagnolo DOWNLOAD​
​A European Framework for IT Professionalism by Nieles Van Der Linden DOWNLOAD​
​IT Professionalism - What is it and how can it be fostered by Mary Cleary DOWNLOAD
​Vocational Studies & Apprenticeships in ICT by Conrad Vassallo DOWNLOAD​
​What can ICT do for you if you do ICT by Professor Ernest Cachia DOWNLOAD​
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  eSkills Malta Foundation June 2015 Newsletter
  Digital technologies provide industry with the ability to reduce time, cost and distance out of an  
  activity or process, this potential for efficiency still yields dividends in ICT transformations today.

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 eSkills Malta Foundation 2014 Annual Report
 The eSkills Malta Foundation is a multi stakeholder initiative that recognises synergy of action  between Government, education and industry as a key enabler of the human capital outcomes  identified in the Digital Malta strategy. 

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  eSkills Malta Foundation March 2015 Newsletter
 For centuries technology has driven a cycle where old skills become obsolete and new skills  become the socio-economic enabler of progress. ICTs are at the forefront of this transition today.  Ninety percent of new jobs now require ICT knowledge.