Increase the number of digitally-skilled employees in Europe, and help tackle youth unemployment, by reskilling 200,000 jobseekers by 2020.

Ubiqum Code Academy and its partners pledge to increase the number of digitally-skilled employees in Europe, and to help tackle youth unemployment, by reskilling 200,000 jobseekers by 2020. These ambitious goals will be achieved via the delivery of a series of digital skills-based technology career programs using the Story-Centered Curriculum (SCC) approach.

SCC centers on a rich, engaging story, which closely resembles situations the learners encounter or soon will encounter in their real-world work. SCC is a combination of a fact-based case study and a play. As with a play, the participants are given a “role.” The learners become the “principal characters” in these stories and strive to successfully complete a series of business tasks.

In this realistic work context, faculty members mentor rather than lecture students and evaluate student progress based on the work produced. Students work primarily in teams online using collaborative technology. The program includes periodic “face-to-face” sessions which encourage faculty student interaction.

While completing the SCC program, students are coached by job coaches and offered the best in class technology platforms to help match skills, competencies and job offers to the market. This dual process (SCC learning + job coaching) will ensure higher employment outcomes for participants while simultaneously boosting the digital capabilities of partner companies.

Ubiqum Code Academy technology programs are based on extensive research done by the European Digital Agenda team. Therefore, the skills participants learn via Ubiqum Code Academy are relevant to the digital workplace and aid in the creation of an Ecosystem with corporations and startup hubs which have direct employment opportunities for the students.

Ubiqum Code Academy seeks to deliver programmes outside Spain and the Netherlands and is therefore actively engaging industry partners across Europe and enlisting the support of European Government agencies.

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Published: 
3 August 2015
Last update: 
19 March 2018
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