The European Alliances sponsors an award at e-Skills Week competition, and the winners are...

March 30, 2010

As part of the European e-Skills Week 2010, a competition was launched to reward projects, young people and teachers that demonstrate how the use of ICT can have a positive impact on society. The Employability Alliance sponsored the e-Skills prize for Employability and Vocational training.

The selection criteria looked at candidate projects and nominees had used skills and training in ICT and helped raise the employability prospects of Europeans underserved by technology. The objective was to identify examples of good practice on integrated approach to e-skills training, innovative use of digital resources in training, exemplary public-private-NGO partnerships.

European finalists were invited to attend the award ceremony organised on 5 March 2010 in the e-Skills week closing event “Go DigITal!”.

Augusto Lima from Portugal for the “Technology, Innovation and Technology Initiative” and Weronika Pielas from Poland for the “e-Centers” project were handed the Employability Alliance Prize by Elena Bonfiglioli – Director of Corporate Citizenship at Microsoft; Nicolas Crochet – Head of Intermediary Business at State Street and Sylvie Laffarge – Director for Community Affairs at Microsoft EMEA.