The right digital skills for your expected career: Compass Digital Skills
Digital Skills for entering the job market: Booking a flight, creating an online resume, dealing with controversial on-line contents, sharing documents with your colleagues, protecting your accounts from hackers: these are daily matters for an ever-growing number of European citizens, regardless of age, job or education.
At the same time data show that Informatics and Digital curricula are heterogeneous across Europe, while actual competences are not sufficient for the job market and there is a wide skills mismatch. This scenario will become even sharper in the coming years due to the rise of Artificial Intelligence, Bots, Internet of Things, mobile devices and social platforms.
Co-funded by DG CONNECT, European Commission, a consortium of four agencies (Expertise France from France, Dara Creative from Ireland, Lai-Momo from Italy, and Siveco from Romania) decided to tackle the need for digital skills for young unemployed Europeans. In 2017 they launched the project studying the target’s need of upskilling, later designing Compass, a digital upskilling platform. They didn’t have to define skills from scratch: the nine lessons available in Italian, French, English and Romanian, are based on the European Commission’s Dig Comp framework. The platform currently offers nine lessons, either foundation and advanced level, about:
- Searching information and digital content
- Collaborating on-line
- Creating creative contents
- Interacting through digital technologies
- Protecting devices
- Sharing on-line and protecting personal data