Digital Skills

The pace of technological change is faster than ever creating entirely new types of jobs and industries. Novel skills are required for new technologies to be used and shared. The workforce of today and tomorrow needs to be digitally savvy and enterprising. It is the Government's role to ensure the people acquire these skills. To truly achieve a “digital Luxembourg", the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Labour, together with a number of private players, work jointly on preparing current and future generations for the digital age.

Key objectives

  • identify and educate future-proof skills to meet labour market needs
  • address the digital skills shortage which affects most EU countries
  • bridge the gap between education and labour market
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    To overcome the shortage of ICT specialists on the future labour market, the European Commission has launched a pilot project entitled “Digital Opportunity” in order to offer students and recent graduates across Europe a chance to take up internships lasting several months.
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    - Fit4coding

    Nominated for the European Digital Skills Awards presented on 7 December 2017, Fit4Coding - set up and organised by the ADEM and NumericALL - won the award in the 'Best practice' category.
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    A conference on the digital future of the Greater Region was held at the Lycée Athénée de Luxembourg on 15 November 2017 at the invitation of Chair of the Summit of Executive Agents in the Greater Region Corinne Cahen and Ministers Nicolas Schmit and Claude Meisch.
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    - Bics challenge

    In response to the growing demand for ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) qualified graduates in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the University is giving high school students the opportunity to participate in a challenge focused on science and information technology: the BICS Challenge. There are many prizes to be won, including an iPad and an Apple Watch.
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    Do you know what a courgette piano is...? The 'Makerfest', organized by 'Bee creative', provides an exciting opportunity for youngsters to discover new technologies in a fun environment.
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    Training future digital leaders, such is the ambition of the Luxembourg Tech School, which launched as a pilot project one year ago. Since then, 32 students of the first intake have learned to develop games, which they later pitched in front of professional game developers at the Technoport and even commercialized at the end of the school year! They also learned about big data and presented the outcome of their analysis to 600 VIP guests at the ICT Spring. Finally, they ended their first year developing apps for the bank of the future during a weekend-long hackathon at the LHoFT (Luxembourg House of Financial Technology). It sure has been an exciting year for the first lucky intake, but just see for yourself!
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    The students of the Luxembourg Tech School invaded the LHoFT for a weekend-long hackathon on FinTech. Asked to build the bank of the future, the students created mobile phone apps that simplify loan planning, help you save money or playfully gain experience with fantasy stock before investing on the stock market.
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    The University of Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Institute of Standardisation, Accreditation, Safety and Quality of Products and Services (ILNAS) strengthen their collaboration in the field of Smart ICT and standardisation. A formal signing ceremony took place on Wednesday, 17 May 2017 at the Ministry of the Economy.