Today Chairman Oliver Zander kicked off the presentation of Ceemet’s Digitalisation and the World of Skills and Education report. In the report, Europe’s Tech & industry employers focus on the impact digitalisation has on skills requirements and education …and vice-versa.
In his opening remarks, the Chairman Zander spoke ingenuously of an industry sector that is at the base of international industrial competitiveness and that saw ‘it’ coming: the skills gap.
“We are critical. We spare no one. We don’t lose faith and focus in the report on 5 key learnings to capitalise on the opportunities of digitalisation”, dixit Oliver Zander.
During his speech he committed to his objective to keep education firmly at the top of the EU’s political agenda. And to drive the #EuropeanEducationArea by 2025, in order to boost the development of digital skills and by making most of new technologies in teaching & learning a central part of Europe’s ambition.
In his reply to the Commissioner, Ceemet President Diego Andreis focused on the stereotype roadblocks industry cannot afford. “We live in fascinating times! If we cannot pass on the enthusiasm we deserve, then we should -as an industry- rethink our narrative”, said the CEO of a globally active, medium sized company.
For the panel, Diego Andreis was joined by the acting Head of Unit ‘Digital Economy and Skills’ Alexander Riedl and young entrepreneur Robbin Mennings.