Many SMEs report a lack of skills among applicants as a key barrier to hiring as they do not have the time nor the resources to train someone and would much prefer to wait for a person with the right skills and experience to come along. This has been specially true during the crisis and continues to this day. The smaller the company, the less likely they are to provide training, especially in Southern, Central and Eastern Europe.

Digitisation for European unemployed

A digital economy requires digitally skilled workforce. 70% of all jobs require at least some levels of digital skills and this number is set to grow in the future. Unfortunately, it appears that the EU population is not yet well suited for changes brought by technological developments.

31% of unemployed people in the EU have low digital skills with additional 26% with basic digital skills and only 19% of those with digital skillset above basic, this correlates to the level of internet access. The highest numbers of digitally low skilled unemployed population are seen across economies from Ireland (47%) to Romania (41%) and Cyprus (40%).

Why engage:

The opportunity of participate in an intensive training programme in digital skills in Murcia and Lithuania to get involved in the digital landscape.

Learner centred learning model: the aim of this programme is to follow best practice and develop a training programme that empowers the learner to learn and develop their skills through meta-analysis, small-scale research and long-term study to result in better learning outcomes and higher satisfaction.