The UAB "Digital & Green Skills Vallès" course chosen finalist in the European Digital Skills for the Labour Force Awards

Digital Green Skills Vallès

The training programme, offered to 25 young unemployed people, aimed to foster a sustainable economy by acquiring digital skills. Six months after completing the course, 19 of the 25 have found a job.

26/11/2018

The "Digital&Green Skills Vallès" course offered by the UAB and its CORE in Smart & Sustainable Cities was chosen finalist out of the 260 proposals presented to the European Digital Skills for the Labour Force Awards. The course, in which 25 young unemployed peole participated, aims to foster sustainable economies by providing training in digital skills.

The awards will be presented on 6 December in Viena during the ICT2018 conference, a research and innovation event focusing on the European Union's priorities regarding the digital transformation of society and industries.

"Digital&Green Skills Vallès" is a vocational training programme for young people; 25 people from different areas participated in its first edition in 2017. The objective of this innovative programme is to prepare new professionals with a mastery in digital logic skills and an understanding in the value of sustainability and collaborative work, with the aim of creating a new economic and social framework. Six months after completing the course, a total of 19 of these young students found work.

The project was launched by the Vallès Occidental County Council, the research group Wireless Communications of the UAB Department of Telecommunications and Systems Engineering, the ICTA-UAB SosteniPra Group, the CORE in Smart & Sustainable Cities and the Eurecat, Technological Centre of Catalonia.

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Digital & Green Skills Vallès
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