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SkillSync named as finalist in European Digital Skills Awards 2024

3rd June 2024

SkillSync, the EIT upskilling tool to boost innovation, has recently been named as a finalist in the European Digital Skills Awards 2024, Digital Upskilling @Work category.

The European Digital Skills Awards celebrates the outstanding contributions of organisations, projects, experts and trainers that are currently helping Europeans acquire the necessary digital skills for everyday life and work. From private-public partnerships to grassroots endeavours, each of the finalists and winning projects will showcase innovative approaches to fostering digital competencies for adults and students in Europe.

This year, a total of 267 applications were received across the following five categories:

  • Cybersecurity Skills – projects that empower people, employees, and SME managers with essential cybersecurity skills
  • Digital Upskilling @ Work – digital upskilling and reskilling initiatives in various sectors, facilitation of job placement of ICT professionals of all levels
  • Digital Skills for Education – projects specifically aimed at digital upskilling for teachers and/or students and school administrations
  • Inclusion in the Digital world – digital training and media literacy initiatives for the elderly, unemployed, vulnerable groups, accessibility
  • Women in ICT Careers – projects specifically aimed at increasing the number of women ICT professionals or for the digital upskilling of women in the workforce or younger women in ICT

About SkillSync

Designed and developed at EIT Health, Skill Sync is a shared achievement of the EIT Community’s AI team, a collaboration between seven Knowledge and Innovation Communities, and has quickly evolved from a concept to a community asset.

Skill Sync is a one-stop solution for AI-based upskilling and competitiveness, addressing the pressing need for AI skills development within European Countries. It offers personalised course recommendations and identification of training opportunities for start-ups, SMEs, corporates, HR departments, universities, and policymakers.

Dr. Magí Lluch-Ariet, Data Manager at EIT Health and SkillSync Co-ordinator, said: “EIT is in a unique position to identify the skills that drive success. Through our experience with supported start-ups, with SkillSync we guide any organisation to acquire the skills needed to be stronger and more innovative and to our academic partners to identify the right training programmes to promote. This nomination as finalists of the European Digital Skills Awards is a recognition of the innovative approach we are applying to identify the skills that our ecosystem needs to develop.”

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