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DiPP - “Igniting Serious STEM Education”

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We would like to invite you to our next Digital in Practice workshop on:

'DiPP - Igniting Serious STEM Education'

24 March 2017, 08:30 – 10:30, Brussels

Digital technology has a far-reaching impact on all aspects of our daily life. ICT-led education can expand the human mind and open doors to meaningful employment. Individuals need be fitted with adequate skills. No one should be left behind.

Individuals with STEM degrees or training are significantly more likely to be employed than the average. With digital transformation in full gear, technical background is an advantage across the economy and demand for these skills keeps growing. Despite more than 1 million jobs created over the last 3 years, the latest estimates reckon a gap of 500,000 ICT professionals in 2020.

By aligning curricula, business-education partnerships are effective to improve the talent pool for innovation and growth. However, the need remains to adjust the population’s skills and the teachers’ competence levels to new areas of work or the gender balance in STEM studies and careers. The European Commission therefore invites multiple stakeholders to join Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition and work together at bridging the STEM skills gap to make Europeans ICT-savvy all along.

To document further this critical set of issues, the DiPP has joined forces with the Texas Instruments-led conference on ‘Igniting serious STEM education’, gathered a panel of distinguished experts:


Speakers:

- Saskia Van Uffelen, CEO Belux Ericsson, Digital Champion Belgium
- Marc Durando, Executive Director, European Schoolnet
- Katja Maass, Professor of mathematics education, International centre for STEM education, University of Education, Freiburg
- Stephan Griebel, Business Development and Alliances Europe, Texas Instruments Education Technology
- Andrea Neubert, Desk Officer, Saxon State Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs


Moderator:
- Patrice Chazerand, Director, DIGITALEUROPE


This session will be followed by a guided tour of the ‘Classroom of the Future’ at the European Schoolnet.


When:

24 March 2017, 08:30 – 10:30, Brussels


Where:

Saxony Liaison Office Brussels,
Avenue d'Auderghem 67, B-1040 Brussels

Registration: The number of seats is limited. Please register online before 22 March.

Background

The Digital in Practice Programme aims to make a case for the digital industry and to evidence the transformative impact of digital products and services. By fostering short, crisp and open debates between leading experts and interested guests, our workshops afford the industry, policy makers and other key stakeholders a powerful educational platform where to share information and discuss informally how a truly ICT-enabled Europe will look like.

For more information on the Digital in Practice Programme, do not hesitate to get in touch with us or visit our website: http://www.digitaleurope.org/

We hope that you will be able to join!

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For more information please contact:

Kivanç Akil, Events and Office Executive
Tel: +32 2 609 53 30 or kivanc.akil@digitaleurope.org

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