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Project ID: 1107463953
Entity: Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
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Activity: European Workforce Coalition
Activity description: The CompTIA European High-Tech Workforce Coalition (HTW) is an information and communication technology (ICT) industry initiative promoting medium- and short-term solutions to significantly accelerate the implementation of horizontal and cross-sectorial eSkills in Europe. Key objectives of the HTW are to: Accelerate the take-up and implementation of computing services across all economic sectors State and advocate the business case for an effective enhancement of public financial means for proactive eSkills policies in EU member states Develop partnerships with public authorities and other stakeholders Engage social partners and other stakeholder organisations Provide a policy forum for discussion of high-technology workforce development and related issues Act as a contact point for the commercial eSkills training channels and ICT workforce development bodies of third countries HTW supports the following recommendations to meet the challenge of developing our future workforce: Integrating the public training sector, social partners and commercial ICT training channels Stakeholder partnerships that facilitate industry, education and government participation Flexible solutions to keep pace with rapidly changing technologies Global standards for ICT and eSkills Adaptable programmes to build professional core skills Utilising existing resources to advance public goals Tax incentives for ICT and eSkills training
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Entity from: International
Geographical coverage of the activity: Regional
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
Theme 15. Towards WSIS Phase 2 (Tunis) (PoA, Section F)
Related MDGs:
MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
Activity type: no information available, Coalition
Time scale: Ongoing
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