December 2, 2010
[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/18SpCokJii4" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]The hugely succesful, first-ever European e-Skills touched 65 million people across 35 countries in Europe. It marked the start a pan-European drive to empower citizens with the essential skills for the living and thriving in the digital age.
It is estimated that 90% of all jobs will require digital skills by the year 2015. The ICT sector will require nearly 400,000 skilled professionals by the same year. e-Skills are the foundation of an innovative, entreprenerial and competitive European society in the 21st Century, but only if we invest in skills today.
In this short video interview, DIGITALEUROPE Board Member, John Vassallo of Microsoft outlines why e-skills are the backbone of European computing technology, and an essential building block of the Digital Agenda .