Until 2024 Switzerland is projected to have a gap of 25’000 qualified employees in the area of information and communication technology. This scenario is predicted by ‚ICT Berufsbildung Schweiz’ in their recent 2016 study. Jobs in ICT are expected to outgrow the general economy more than twice.
Already today practically every industry-branch needs ICT specialists – and the trend is growing. ICT executives and software developers are amongst those most in demand. For Switzerland to successfully meet this trend and prepare for its future economic growth and prosperity, investment in ICT skills, both in vocational training and further, will be crucial. The continued immigration of highly qualified specialists from abroad will continue to play an important role in solving this problem.
digitalswitzerland recognized the need for action in this area early on: in September this year it launched the web platform Education Digital. The newly created, non-commercial web platform provides a comprehensive, transparent overview of the education offerings in the digital sector in Switzerland.
«Know-how is a key success factor in digital transformation,“ says Patrick Warnking, member of the board of digitalswitzerland and country director of Google Switzerland. „The need for well-educated knowledge is high. With the Education Digital initiative, we are delighted to be able to support the digital transformation of companies in Switzerland and thus to strengthen their competitiveness.“