The Strategy and Action Plan for Digital Employability is structured around four priorities:

  1. The first priority proposes among others, the promotion of qualification processes that focus on initial youth qualifications and the requalification of unemployed assets, based on a learning system for life;
  2. The second priority particularly considers the need to extend the pool of human resources with the key skills to use the ICT in business and also values training processes in the ICT;
  3. The third priority sets out to increase the awareness of the Portuguese society, people and families, schools, universities and polytechnics, companies, and the Government for seeking potential ICT skills, as well as the need to continuously and systematically modernise ICT-based learning, and particularly ICT employability;
  4. The fourth priority invests on attracting investment, among others, through the qualification of human resources, partnerships between companies and universities and/or technological centres, or the high level of infrastructures in Portugal.

I. Qualification and Re-qualification for ICT Jobs

The ICT job potential is currently under-exploited with a growing gap between the demand and supply of experts in this field. In Portugal, we expect that by 2020 there may be 15000 job vacancies in ICT...

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II. The Growth of Companies and New ICT Jobs

The creation of more digital jobs has necessary and mandatory implications on the growth of Portuguese companies. This growth in the national business is related to...

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III. Raising the Society’s Digital Awareness

Seeking to reinforce the use of ICT and digital media in order to improve the qualification of skills and encourage a culture based on learning, where specific ICT skills...

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IV. Internationalisation of the ICT Sector and Attracting Direct Foreign Investment

The ICT sector is believed to be an essential strategic element for the Portuguese economy, which ensures the competitiveness of Portuguese companies as well as the capacity of...

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