SMEs Unite Forces for Digital Skills in Europe: Join the Campaign Now!

Subscriptions are open for digital small and medium sized enterprises that want to join the European skills campaign #digitalSME4skills. The campaign subscribers will contribute to the goal of training 5000 young ICT professionals across Europe!

Digital SMEs, such as software developers and technology integrators, that offer work experience schemes can now subscribe for the campaign. Eligible work experience schemes include apprenticeships, traineeships and internships. By providing training to students and young practitioners, digital SMEs not only train future IT professionals, but they also become Pledgers for the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition. The Coalition is an initiative launched by the European Commission in response to the significant shortages of IT specialists in European industry. The shortage is estimated to reach 756,000 in 2020. Pledgers of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition are representatives from national governments, companies, social partners, non-profit organisations and education providers, who seek to equip European citizens and workforce with digital skills.

Companies that join the #digitalSME4skills campaign will be entitled to use the Pledger label of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition. They will also receive the press release template and benefit from the publicity through campaign’s networks, the dedicated Pledge Viewer website, the European DIGITAL SME Alliance website and its social media channels. All it takes for digital SMEs to join the campaign is to fill in an online form and wait for the approval from an accredited association!

#digitalSME4skills is supported by national or regional accredited associations, including DIGITAL SME members*, that are tasked to verify and vouch for the subscriber SMEs’ work experience schemes. Accredited Associations also promote the campaign in their region or country and receive dedicated promotional material from DIGITAL SME.

*Are you not a member but willing to become an Accredited Association? Please contact us by e-mail office@digitalsme.eu