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Skills & Education

The European Commission encourages the use of IT and the development of IT skills in schools.

Despite the high level of unemployment in Europe, many ICT vacancies cannot be filled. While demand for employees with ICT skills is growing by around 3% a year, the number of graduates from computing sciences fell by 10% between 2006 and 2010. If this trend continues, there could be up to 900,000 unfilled ICT practitioners' vacancies in the EU by 2015.

The EU supports various services to help combat this and ensure that businesses can find the skilled employees they need - read our FAQs.

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