ThinkYoung has partnered with Boeing this year to fill the gap in digital skills and help students shape their future career while exploring the exciting world of programming.
As modern society continuously requires a more sophisticated use of technology and STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) skills, coding abilities are generally seen as the new type of literacy. At this moment, there are 900,000 jobs in STEM/ICT within the European market that are not filled due to a lack of relevant skills.
The Coding Summer School, presented by Boeing and ThinkYoung, fully supports the European Union’s priority to fill the gap between skills needed by the labor market and youth employment.
Andrea Gerosa, Founder of ThinkYoung, underlines that, “Since 2012 we have published a “Skills Mismatch” report where we analyse why young people’s skills do not match employers’ demands, both in different industries and job positions. The 2014 edition of our research focused on STEM. Europe has a long and successful history of scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. It is time policy makers put STEM at the center of their agenda in order to put Europe back on track. While we wait for them to do something, we have taken the initiative to change things bit by bit.”
ThinkYoung is the first think tank that focuses on young people. Its aim is to involve students across Europe in decision making processes and by providing decision makers with high quality research on key issues affecting young people. ThinkYoung conducts studies and surveys, makes documentary movies, writes policy proposals and develops education programmes: up to date, ThinkYoung projects have reached over 600,000 young people.
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