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European e-Competence Framework Company Network Seminar EMCC - Cedefop, 9th November 2006 Jutta Breyer, Germany, Kibnet / AITTS European e-Competence Framework.

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1 European e-Competence Framework Company Network Seminar EMCC - Cedefop, 9th November 2006 Jutta Breyer, Germany, Kibnet / AITTS European e-Competence Framework Thessaloniki, 9th November 2006

2 European e-Competence Framework Company Network Seminar EMCC - Cedefop, 9th November 2006 Jutta Breyer, Germany, Kibnet / AITTS Overview Background: CEN / ISSS Workshop on ICT Skills in Europe Members, partners involved in the work so far Why a European e-Competence Framework is needed What the European e-Competence Framework has to provide What the Framework will look like – Recommendations Links to other concepts and tools Procedure: How to elaborate the Framework European e-Competence Framework as part of a Long Term e-Skills Strategy

3 European e-Competence Framework Company Network Seminar EMCC - Cedefop, 9th November 2006 Jutta Breyer, Germany, Kibnet / AITTS Background: CEN / ISSS Workshop on ICT Skills in Europe A European working group of both national and international representatives from ICT industry, vocational training, social partners and other institutions Aim: Creating long-term HR, qualification and competence development Strategies for the European ICT sector Recommendation for development of a common Reference Framework for ICT Competencies across Europe (2005) Elaboration of and agreement on a work programme Towards a European e-Competence Framework as well as a Common European Language: how to define ICT competencies (2006) Establishment of the Framework by a European expert group (2007 – autumn 2008) under the umbrella of the CEN /ISSS workshop

4 European e-Competence Framework Company Network Seminar EMCC - Cedefop, 9th November 2006 Jutta Breyer, Germany, Kibnet / AITTS Members, partners involved in the work so far

5 European e-Competence Framework Company Network Seminar EMCC - Cedefop, 9th November 2006 Jutta Breyer, Germany, Kibnet / AITTS Why a European e-Competence Framework is needed Airbus, Eurocopter, Michelin as well as many other leading European companies use IS/IT services worldwide: Huge efforts and costs to establish and update company internal ICT competence catalogues for HR planning, training and development Sharing these efforts on a European level could save a lot of time and money National ICT frameworks exist currently in parallel to each other which makes them difficult to apply in a cross-national environment Some of them are mainly profile oriented (job description) which makes them less suitable for competence management Currently, there is no common agreement on how to talk about ICT knowledge, skills and competencies on a European level Lack of transparency + Five-fold workload mobility + efficiency problem which impacts European ICT sectors competitiveness

6 European e-Competence Framework Company Network Seminar EMCC - Cedefop, 9th November 2006 Jutta Breyer, Germany, Kibnet / AITTS What a European e-Competence Framework has to provide International HR management and a planning tool for ICT Industry (both vendor and user companies, large companies and SMEs ) a common reference point between existing national ICT competence frameworks like CIGREF, AITTS, SFIA, bringing them added value by a European dimension of competence definition a cross-national communication and cooperation tool for the ICT industry, public sectors, training bodies, certification institutions and individuals a neutral, Europe-wide recognised benchmarking tool for the ICT sector Ability to manage and plan competencies that will be needed in a long term perspective across Europe

7 European e-Competence Framework Company Network Seminar EMCC - Cedefop, 9th November 2006 Jutta Breyer, Germany, Kibnet / AITTS What the Framework will look like In accordance to European ICT employers needs (both vendor and user companies, large companies and SMEs) Easy to handle in each European country Linked to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF, level 3 - 7) Classified in major fields of ICT activities Linked to national frameworks as e.g. SFIA, CIGREF, AITTS Based upon a commonly defined and shared European language for ICT competence description A catalogue including typical ICT competencies (like project and risk management, enterprise architecture) as well as wider competencies (like communication skills, innovation ability) Focused on ICT practitioners A framework coming up from industry, focused on ICT employers needs, embedded in European business culture

8 European e-Competence Framework Company Network Seminar EMCC - Cedefop, 9th November 2006 Jutta Breyer, Germany, Kibnet / AITTS Links to other concepts and tools (both national and international) Link to further development and implementation of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF, Level 3-7) Link to national frameworks as e.g. CIGREF, AITTS, SFIA enhanced by a European perspective (no competitive product) Link to a possible future European ICT Qualifications Framework (e.g. by sharing definitions and levels) Link to company-internal HR planning and management concepts (career paths, job positions, annual performance review etc.) Always keeping in mind that ICT is a global business in a global environment A framework which is easy to handle in each European country, in European and national contexts of business, politics and vocational training

9 European e-Competence Framework Company Network Seminar EMCC - Cedefop, 9th November 2006 Jutta Breyer, Germany, Kibnet / AITTS Procedure: How to elaborate the framework 2006: Agreement on the common European language How to define competencies (roles of knowledge, context, behaviours... and level of detail) How to describe competencies (operational / analytical) Relationships between tasks, performances, competences and learning outcomes : Definition of ICT competencies on a European level Definition of ICT proficiency levels ( EQF 3-7) Identification of reference scopes (e.g. business or work processes) Elaboration of the competence definitions Aim: Autumn 2008 Validated Framework ready for Europe-wide use

10 European e-Competence Framework Company Network Seminar EMCC - Cedefop, 9th November 2006 Jutta Breyer, Germany, Kibnet / AITTS European e-Competence Framework as part of a long term e-Skills Strategy A Europe-wide working tool for: –ICT practitioners with clear guidelines for developing their competencies in accordance with their position and future evolution –ICT managers with inputs to anticipate and plan the competence needs in correspondence to their company make or buy policy –Higher Education, Vocational Training and Certification Providers for designing their Curricula Expressing European ICT culture and values worldwide Future national frameworks to become in line with the forthcoming European e-Competence Framework Strengthening competitiveness of the European ICT labour force and business in the global market: The right people on the right place at the right time!

11 European e-Competence Framework Company Network Seminar EMCC - Cedefop, 9th November 2006 Jutta Breyer, Germany, Kibnet / AITTS Thank you for your attention! Questions, remarks, comments? Jutta Breyer Tel. +49 (40)


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