CEEMET’s new President made his first public appearance. Mr. Diego Andreis kicked off his two-years’ presidency by addressing the Roundtable on “Digital skills for the European labour force” on September 20th, organised by Commissioner Günther Oettinger, responsible for Digital Economy and Society.
Diego Andreis is Managing Director of Fluid-o-Tech, a mid-sized company from the Milan region, which engineers and manufactures positive displacement pumps and fluidics systems for the global market. He is Vice-President Europe of the Italian employer’s federation and CEEMET member, Federmeccanica. He succeeds Ms Ineke Dezentjé Hamming-Bluemink, President of the Dutch employer’s federation FME. As immediate past CEEMET President, Ineke Dezentjé Hamming-Bluemink will continue to support Diego Andreis as CEEMET’s Vice-President.
At the Roundtable on digital skills Diego Andreis presented CEEMET’s key recommendations related to the development of digital and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) skills to pupils, apprentices and workers.
Following the publication of CEEMET’s 1st report on Digitalisation and the World of Work and at the occasion of the Roundtable, the new CEEMET President called all Member States to integrate digital learning across all curricula. Learning and teaching should include digital equipment, understanding, controlling and creating it.
Mr. Andreis also urges for a deeper cooperation between companies and education providers. Through a regular exchange companies and education providers can adjust education paths to the needs of the labour markets.
During a one-to-one meeting with Commissioner Oettinger, Mr. Andreis developed the idea of establishing a CDO, Chief Digitalisation Officers, at schools.
As entrepreneur and digital savvy business owner, CEEMET’s President is eager on being on the forefront calling Member States and European Commission to invest in digital skills while at the same time ensuring that European labour markets that are fit for meeting the needs of the digitalisation area.
Please find below the link to Diego Andreis' biography.