NiCAT becomes a pledger for the European Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition

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Today Nis Cluster of Advanced Technologies joined the ranks of the European Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition by pledging to train 200 professionals and equip them with high-level digital skills. By doing so, NiCAT has joined numerous other European Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) participating in the #digitalSME4skills campaign launched by the European DIGITAL SME Alliance (DIGITAL SME).

"Digital SMEs are the key players and the driving force of European digitisation as they play a fundamental role in transferring digital technologies to industry. Thus, digital SMEs have the relevant expertise to train Europe's new digital professionals. NiCAT is one of such actors, and it is my honor to welcome their participation in #digitalSME4skills" – said Oliver Grün, the President of DIGITAL SME.

"NiCAT is proud to join this Europe-wide campaign. It is our pleasure to be one of the pledgers, and to contribute to a total number of 5000 young professionals that the campaign will train by 2019" – added Goran Mladenovic, NiCAT Cluster Manager. #digitalSME4skills campaign, which was set in motion by the DIGITAL SME in 2017, primary targets students and young practitioners who want to become ICT professionals. By offering work experience schemes, such as apprenticeships, traineeships and internships, in 28 EU Member States and beyond the campaign gives a chance for young professionals to acquire high-level digital skills directly from a company specializing in digital solutions.

The campaign is ran within the framework of pledges for action initiated by the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition. This Coalition is constituted of representatives from the EU Member States, companies, social partners, non-profit organisations and education providers who together seek to find the solutions for a lack of digitally skilled people in the European labour market.

Read more about the #digitalSME4skills campaign: http://www.digitalsme.eu/digitalsme4skills/

Read more about the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/digital-skills-jobs-coalition

About European DIGITAL SME Alliance: http://www.digitalsme.eu/