Skill Needs of the Software Industry: Can Education and Training Keep Up? I Webinar

17 May 2022
10:00 - 11:00 CEST

Skill Needs of the Software Industry: Can Education and Training Keep Up?

17 May 2022, 10:00 – 11:00 CEST


We invite you to ESSA’s virtual event “Skill needs of the software industry: Can education and training keep up?” on May 17, starting at 10:00 CEST.

What are the most sought software skills? How can we educate for the most in-demand software jobs? Can the educational provision cater for emerging professional software roles? 

European Software Skills Alliance presents a webinar to talk about current and future software skill gaps and ways to tackle them.

This event is great for people working in the field of education and training, but also organisations looking for insights into the European market’s demand and offer in software skills.

This event is organised by the European Software Skills Alliance in the context of the European Commission’s European Vocational Skills Week (16-20 May). This is an EU-funded project coordinated by DIGITALEUROPE with the mission to skill, upskill, and reskill individuals into high demand software roles. 


  • 10:00 - 10:05

    Welcome and opening remarks

    • Marie Montaldo, Project Communications Manager, DIGITALEUROPE
  • 10:05 - 10:15

    Keynote: How to reconcile the labour market and education & training with standards and frameworks

    • Mary Cleary, Secretary-General, Irish Computer Society and Chair, CEN/TC 428 Digital Competences and ICT Professionalism
  • 10:15 - 10:55

    Panel Discussion: How can education and training keep up with the market’s needs in software skills and professionals?

    Moderated by: Paul Aertsen, Subject matter expert, Global Knowledge The Netherlands

    • Bálint Gyres-Tóth, PhD, Associate Professor, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
    • Elmar Husmann, Digital Skills Program Manager, Training and Certification, Amazon Web Services
    • Arthur Tréguier, Policy Assistant at DG CONNECT, European Commission 
  • 10:55 - 11:00

    Closing remarks

    • Marie Montaldo, Project Communications Manager, DIGITALEUROPE
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For more information, please contact:
Marie Montaldo
Senior Research and Innovation Manager
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