The great divide: digitalisation and digital skill gaps in the EU workforce


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Author: Pouliakas, Konstantinos


The European Skills and Jobs (ESJ) survey, undertaken by the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop), is the first survey on skill mismatch carried out in the EU28 Member States, examines drivers of skill development and the dynamic evolution of skill mismatch in relation to the changing complexity of the tasks and skills required in people's jobs. ESJ reveals that more than seven in 10 adult employees in the European Union (EU) need at least some fundamental information and communication technology (ICT) level to be able to perform their jobs. Yet, about one...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Technology; Employment; Policy; Vocational education and training

Keywords: European Union; Technological change; Job requirements; Skill needs; Skills audit; Skills mismatch; Policy implications; Education work relationship; Digital skills

Geographic subjects: Europe

Published: Thessaloniki, Greece: Cedefop, 2017

Physical description: 16 p.

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Also called: The great divide: digitalisation and digital skill gaps in the European Union workforce

Series: #ESJsurvey insights; no. 9

Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 127.748

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