After the success of the first edition of the 'Digital Skills Awards Spain', AMETIC, the employers of the Spanish digital industry, has called for the second consecutive year the awards, which already have more than 50 applications submitted to date.
These awards, created in the framework of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition of the European Commission, identify, value and recognize the best projects and experiences in the field of the development of the enabling talent of the 4.0 industry, the digital transformation, the smart cities, 4.0 education and professional training in digital skills.
Since the launch of the call last April, the categories most requested to participate have been 'Digital competences in education', which reward the transformation of teaching and learning in digital skills, including teacher training, and 'Digital competences for the digital market', who value initiatives that allow all citizens to participate actively in the digital society.
This reflects a latent desire on the part of companies and institutions to promote digital skills and access to technology for the entire population.
The other existing categories are: 'Digital competences for all'(That allow all citizens to participate actively in the digital society); 'more and better ICT professionals trained (aimed at ICT professionals in all industrial sectors); 'Digital skills for Women and Girls' (to highlight the importance of closing the gender gap in digital skills); digital competencies for inclusion (which guarantee employment and social inclusion), and digital skills in Vocational Training (which promote the role of vocational training in the process of transforming the economy).
Specifically, the 'Digital Skills Awards Spain 2019', are aimed at educational centers, universities, media, companies and public and private institutions, which carry out training projects related to the development of digital talent and training in technological skills.
In total there will be seven awards and three honorable mentions for each category six, which will be delivered within the framework of the II Forum of the Alliance for the Development of Digital Talent, a first level event that will take place on June 12 at CaixaForum in Madrid. It is the reference professional meeting on digital transformation and talent that is organized in Spain.
In the event, where there will be inspiring sessions, work or discussion tables, will meet the top sectorial leaders, both business, political and administrative, as well as companies, business schools and universities. The participation of María Jesús Álava Reyes, chosen as one of the 'TOP 100 Women Leaders of Spain 2012 and 2017' and award for the best work of 'Dissemination of Psychology 2017' stands out.
With the aim of promoting a national ecosystem for the development and recognition of the enabling talent of digital transformation in Spain, AMETIC coordinates the Alliance for the Development of Digital Talent. The objective is to promote, educate and train in the new digital skills demanded by the ICT sector organizations and other sectors that are in the process of digitalization, and in general, Spanish society, under the new paradigm of digital transformation.
AMETIC extends the registration period
Given the good reception among the public, AMETIC has decided to extend the deadline for submitting applications to June 3. In order to participate, organizations must have a registered office in Spain; they can only submit one project for each category, and the initiatives have had to be developed in the last 12 months.