Cyprus has just launched a national coalition for digital skills and jobs in support of the European Commission’s call for action within the Grand Coalition. The coalition is addressing the shortage in digital skills and the future anticipated mismatching of unfilled ICT-related vacancies across Europe.

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Cyprus’ Digital Champion Dr. Stelios Himonas, with the cooperation of the Department of Electronic Communications launched a National Coalition for Digital Jobs - Grow Digital CY. The National Coalition is a partnership with public institutions, professional communities, private companies and non-profit organizations. There is a three year action plan aiming to promote the diffusion and the improvement of digital skills in order to address the anticipated future mismatch between ICT professionals and work force vacancies. Stakeholders have proposed actions aiming to ensure the adequate and continuous supply of high quality graduates according to the labour market needs. Proposed actions were divided into two implementation phases, short term and long term actions and sorted under the following categories; 1) Education and Training, 2) Certification and 3) Awareness. 

The implementation of the actions will be achieved by a Committee responsible for coordination and monitoring. The Committee will operate under the supervision of the Digital Champion and comprise of members from working groups.

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