Below you will find his announcement Matt Brittin, Its President Google Europe, Middle East and Africa for Google award her Google in her "Development Leader" program, by the Commissioner of the European Union, Oettinger held in Brussels as part of the event Transformation skills Jobs Coalition.
“When we started the program Leader Development in February of 2015, we set a goal: to educate 1 for millions of Europeans on important digital skills. Within one year we achieved our goal and we have reached 2 millions. And today, we are pleased to announce it.
This includes trained as Carlo Reviglio: now doing his practice in BikeSquare, an advisory firm that works with Itaway, an Italian tourism company with electric bicycles. THE Carlo he learned SEO and digital marketing skills
His participation in the training program led to the start of his practice with his team BikeSquare, where the Carlo worked to improve the performance of the platform, doubling the number of rentals e-bike through Itaway within just a year.
His success Carlo it is remarkable – but fortunately not the only one: It is one of the successful cases of Europeans who are trained in digital skills through Google's programs. According to the European Commission, almost half of the EU population (47%) is not sufficiently digitally educated. This digital skills shortage is expected to create 700.000 vacancies work μέχρι το 2020. Τα προletterτά μας σε όλη την Ευρώπη έχουν στόχο να βοηθήσουν όσο το δυνατόν περισσότερους ανθρώπους να επωφεληθούν της educationof the digital programs offered by the Internet.
We have heard the call from the European Commission and others: we need to work together to fill this gap in digital skills and today we are particularly proud to have done this work, which has been recognized by the Günther Oettinger, EU Commissioner for the Digital Economy. Today, the Commissioner Oettinger presented the program our leverage rewarding us for our contribution to the digital education of both businesses and individuals.
Our programs are aimed at a wide audience, from entrepreneurs to small businesses, application developers and people who are just interested. People of all ages with different backgrounds and interests took part in our educational programs.
But there is ground for further development, and this is our commitment today Coalition of EU Digital Skills and Jobs. Within the next year, we commit ourselves to continue to support Europeans to acquire basic digital skills through the following initiatives:
- Transformation Workshop - our digital training program provides us for free online and offline educational programs for anyone who wants to gain substantial knowledge in the field of digital marketing, including job-seekers, entrepreneurs and small businesses.
- 10,000 Funding Android scholarships through Udacity and in partnership with Bertelsmann for European mobile device developers.
• Computer Science First- a free computer program that focuses on the education of students aged 9-14 in and out of school hours led by teachers. We will also strengthen our cooperation with national, regional and local governments, as well as private sector companies, in order to extend national training programs beyond the European Union.
I hope that in a year from now tens of thousands more Europeans will have to share stories with that of Carlo. There is so much room for improvement and we are here to help. "