The aim of I-TShape project is to adapt EUCIP Core IT certification into the Hungarian vocational education. EUCIP Core was established by CEPIS – by the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies, and till now it has been introduced with success in seven European countries.
EUCIP Core - at European level recognized IT qualification - is an answer to the needs of the labour market: the companies need so called "T-Shaped" professionals who enter the workforce with a strong business understanding, ‘soft’ skills and knowledge of leading-edge technology.
I-T Shape - European Level Competitive IT Certification for the Hungarian Vocational Education
Demand for e-skills has been growing steadily during the last years all over the world. According to the study published in the frame of European e-Skills Forum: “e-Skills shortages will result in an excess demand of 384.000 ICT practitioners in 2015.” (Körte, W. B., Hüsing T.: Evaluation of the Implementation of the EC's Communication on "e-Skills for the 21st Century", Empirica, Bonn). An important conclusion of related studies was, that European companies "were increasingly struggling to hire people who were competent in both information technology and business management. Companies need so called "T-Shaped" professionals who enter the workforce with a strong business understanding, ‘soft’ skills and knowledge of leading-edge technology.” (Fonstad, N., Lanivyn, B.: European e-Competence Curricula development guidelines, Final Reports, European Commission, European e-Skills Forum, 2010)
EUCIP Core - at European level recognized IT qualification - is an answer exactly to this demand as its competence framework strongly focuses on the business skills related to the fundamental e-skills. The certificate was established by CEPIS (Council of European Professional Informatics Societies) and has been used with success already in seven European countries. The project aims to adapt EUCIP Core certificate in the Hungarian Vocational Education.
Primary target group: Hungarian VET students, career changers, non- qualified IT practitioners, job-seekers looking to break into the industry;
Secondary target group: VET teachers and trainers, managers and employees of SMEs.