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Programme UPskill - Digital Skills & Jobs

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Programme UPskill - Digital Skills & Jobs' brochure.


PRESENTATION Digital Skills & Jobs Programme resulted from the debate involving APDC, as a platform for companies operating in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector and the Government about ICT growing problems. As a result of that discussion comes the decision of joining efforts to increase the availability of more professionals in the digital areas. The achievement of this objective will increase Portugal's digital competitiveness and provide to more people access to a new professional challenge, in a sector full of new opportunities. From the idea and discussion, came the general lines of the UPskill Programme. Which were translated into the agreement signed between APDC - Digital Business Community, IEFP - Instituto de Emprego e Formação Profissional, IP (Institute for Employment and Vocational Training) and CCISP - Conselho Coordenador dos Institutos Superiores Politécnicos (Coordinating Council of Higher Polytechnic Institutes), in the scope of the 3rd Conference of INCoDe.2030, held in March 2020. Competitive companies depend on qualified Human Resources JOINT INITIATIVE: WITH THE SUPPORT OF:

This agreement formalized the joint effort involving the business sector, through the APDC; the Polytechnic Institutes as training centers par excellence, and the IEFP as the entity whose mission is to promote new qualified employment in Portugal. Given the large quantity of requests in the Lisbon area, the initial partnership was strengthened with the support of ISCTE-IUL, which joined the Programme. The practical target of retraining and generating new professionals are quantified in the objective of 3,000 new ICT professionals to be available for work placement within the next three years. UPskill is thus a programme with 'INCoDe.2030 Stamp - National Digital Skills Initiative 2030'. (https:// Having also and subsequently been recognized in the "Action Plan for the Digital Transition of Portugal", in its pillar I - Empowerment and Digital Inclusion of people, as one of the 12 priority initiatives for Portugal, whose degree of criticality justifies its immediate implementation. ( JOINT INITIATIVE: WITH THE SUPPORT OF:



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