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DIGITAL success stories – REBOOT SKILLS

The aim of REBOOT SKILLS project is to enable workers in the manufacturing sector to access advanced digital upskilling opportunities.

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The Digital Europe Programme is an EU funding programme focused on bringing digital technology to businesses, citizens and public administrations.

The Digital Europe Programme provides strategic funding to support the development of a skilled talent pool of digital experts in Europe. 

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The RebootSkills project delivers a bespoke upskilling model of advanced digital skills-based through short training course that will empower workers and the manufacturing industry at this critical time for European manufacturing industry ecosystem. 

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Main facts

EU co-funding

€2.1 million

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Duration

 January 2023-December 2025

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8 Partners from 5 countries

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Artificial IntelligenceArtificial Intelligence
Internet of ThingsInternet of Things
 

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Areas

connectivity5G/6G
connectivityCybersecurity

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Artificial IntelligenceProgramming
Internet of ThingsRobotics
 

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Challenges

Developments in key and emerging technologies are changing the way we define digital skills and the extent to which we depend on technology. Europe has a significant and systemic gap between market needs and what is offered in terms of skills related to advanced digital technologies.

  • 62.8% of companies trying to recruit ICT specialists find it ‘difficult’.
  • 65% of workers have digital skills which are “basic or above basic” and only 34% have “above basic” overall digital skills.
  • Only 1 in 5 enterprises provided ICT training to their workers.
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Objectives

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The project, brings together a novel mix of EU education providers and professional organisations to:

  • Create a sustainable and collaborative trainings serving the digitalisation needs of SMEs.
  • Facilitate access by SMEs to high-class digital training.
  • Increase the number of women and men able to design, develop and deploy digital solutions in the manufacturing industry.
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Impact

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25 short training courses in digital technologies. Examples include AI for managers, IoT in manufacturing industry, Cybersecurity for manufacturing, and Programming Basic Skills. 

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REBOOT SKILLS training program will reskill and upskill 1197 participants with digital skills which are tailored to fit the needs of manufacturing industry.

 

 

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Testimonials

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“DEP Reboot Skills has provided us an amazing opportunity to learn about best practices and examples of impactful education initiatives for working professionals across Europe. Together with a community of leading education providers, we have been able to provide content designed and delivered by world-class experts. This has been valuable not only for us, but also for the training participants.”  
 

Project coordinator - Minna Isomursu, Professor 6G enabling sustainable society, Digital Health, University of Oulu, Finland. 

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“I found the Data Governance and Privacy event to be very informative and insightful. Bringing together both sides of business from multinational perspectives and the SME perspective was a great way of showing that this subject is important for all businesses, regardless of size.”  
 

Irish Attendee from a SME at Reboot Skills Data Governance and Privacy Course

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