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Grand Coalition - Pledge of Hewlett-Packard

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Scale up HP programmes to reach up to 1 million students and professionals with entrepreneurial and technology skills by the end of 2015

Hewlett-Packard will reach up to 1 million students and professionals with entrepreneurial and technology skills by the end of 2015 by scaling up the following existing HP programmes:

  1. HP Institute, to enable abundant availability of talent for our customers and partners by providing students with practical skills to help them become employable.
  2. HP LIFE Entrepreneurship e-Learning to teach unemployed youth business and IT skills.
  3. Social Innovation Relay (SIR), to provide access to entrepreneurial and ICT skills in early ages through an online student competition (until mid-2014).
  4. HP Labs will extend awareness of the internship opportunities in EU R&D community.

Projected impact

  1. HP Institute
    • By the end of 2015 10,000 students and 1,000 professors certified
  2. HP LIFE Entrepreneurship e-Learning
    • 150,000+ students with help of additional partnerships (Telco companies in Europe), social media activities, additional content and services for students
    • By end of 2014 100,000+ students with help of additional partnerships, social media activities, additional content and services for students
    • By end of 2015 up to 1 million students reached
  3. Social Innovation Relay
    • By end of 2013 50,000+ students, adding more European countries
    • By mid-2014 70,000+ students, adding more partners, additional promotions

Partners

  • Implementation partners: Pearson (Strategic Partner) that includes 20 local European Pearson partners, Junior Achievement Young Enterprise, headquarters: Brussels and local offices in all European members states
  • Industry: SFR (France), UNIDO (Austria), HP Preferred Partners in Europe (companies that partner with HP to sell products and solutions, and could provide internships and job opportunities)
  • Adopters (Universities/Institutes/Vocational/Consortia): HP has received formal and verbal commitment from many strategic and national Academic & Vocational Training institutions, including IUT France and other independent education institutions. It welcome further suggestions and introductions
  • Promotion and co-organizing workshops for programmes’ awareness: SEFI (European Society for Engineering Education), EVTA (The European Vocation Training Association, Pan European), IGIP (Society for Engineering Education), IIDEA (International Institute for Developing Engineering Academics),  (European, International Society for Engineering Education), EEDC (European Engineering Deans Council), IFEES (International Federation for Engineering Education Societies)

Contact Person:
Jeannette Weisschuh
Director Economic Progress Initiatives, HP Corporate Affairs
jeannette.weisschuch@hp.com

Last updated on 24/11/2014 - 12:33
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