CEPIS at EC Forum on Vocational Training

CEPIS Secretariat staff attended the European Business Forum on Vocational Training organised by the European Commission on 7-8 June. This event aims to stimulate discussions between the education and training sector, business, and policy makers on skills development and labour market needs. In preparation of the Forum an EU-wide survey was conducted to assess challenges and trends in continuing the development of skills of the European workforce. The survey shows that the ICT sector is facing a lack of highly specific professional skills in areas such as ICT security and cloud computing. Moreover the sector is struggling to attract young talents as it still faces an image problem.