Digital Skills Deficiencies Cost Europe Billions!
Since ICT is now clearly entrenched in almost every sector of the economy we need to focus on strengthening the competence of the entire European labour force through digital skills proficiency. We've seen immense benefits to organisations through saving costs, and increasing their own employees’ efficiency via ECDL certification. In the Netherlands, ECDL Nederland, our national partner, co-commissioned a study which showed that workers’ lack of ICT skills could cost €19.3 billion losses in productivity for businesses and that's just in the Netherlands. Just imagine what we could do if the ESF was truly able to provide every European the chance to be digital! http://www.ecdl.org/index.jsp?p=932&n=2803&a=4194