Digital skills are of paramount importance when applying for a job nowadays. The current offering of training packages does not equip sufficiently students and professional for the 21st century jobs and more effective planning and design of IT curricula, aligned degrees at vocational and university education levels would respond to the needs of a highly competitive digital economy.
Standards support the dialogue between educational and industry players to reach a common understating of qualifications and digital skills in Europe. CEN developed educational qualification models and conceptual frameworks that categorise and express ICT users and practitioners e-competences, including various degrees of granularity, across several proficiency levels.
The European e-Competence Framework for ICT practitioners(e-CF) has become a reference document listing 40 ICT competences that helps improve recognition of IT qualifications not only in Europe but worldwide.