A Call to Arms
Europe is at a crossroads. It has a number of choices. The first is denial. Denial that its economic power and social model is under threat from emerging economies that are building huge armies of hungry, digital literate innovators who intend to ‘eat our lunch’ and more.
Europe’s economic future is highly dependent on having a highly skilled workforce. In order to remain competitive in a global marketplace, Europe’s IT functions and technology service providers need to have ready access to an e-skills-proficient labour force. Increasingly the e-skills capability of end users will also determine the sustainability of Europe’s collective economy.
But we must be careful not to create an underclass of people who are not only unemployed but unemployable. This manifesto provides insight and actionable content from a broad cross section of perspectives. This is an essential guide for those that have influence over the acquisition, development and consumption of 21st century IT professionals and their counterparts in the user community.
Ade McCormack was commissioned ty the European Commission to produce this book as part of its e-Skills Week initiative. It is a collection of policy recommendations drawn from leaders in politics, industry and academe.
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