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Get the software skills you need! Whether you are a big or small organisation with a demand for skilled software professionals, ESSA helps you to up- and reskill your staff or find new recruits with the right skillset.

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The European Software Skills Strategy is a roadmap to educate people for software jobs. It is based on in-depth market-oriented research and thanks to it, we will develop the next generation educational profiles. This will guide you — and us — to design and deliver the right training programmes.

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Meet your peers & the community

Meet your peers and engage with the wider European software community — people who want, together, to answer the current shortage of software skills and professionals on the market.

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Upskill and reskill your staff

The Vocational Education and Training (VET) programmes we are creating will equip individuals with the software skills you need — a whole set of hard, soft, and profession-related skills. We also work on accreditation and qualification, and with education and training providers to make it happen.

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News | 29/09/2022

ESSA Newsletter | New in! 👤 ESSA Educational Profiles for Software Roles

NEW IN: ESSA releases a set of 9 educational profiles for software roles. The profiles cover 5…

All News | 20/09/2022

ESSA Educational Profiles for Software Roles and How to Use Them

To reconcile the workforce requirements with the educational offerings, ESSA releases the next…

News | 22/08/2022

Opinion | What we can do to answer the shortage of software professionals in the EU

There is a need for businesses, governments, and learning providers to address the (advanced)…