Celebrate International Girls in ICT Day
- BIK team
Nowadays, there is a shortage of skilled workers in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) field, which makes it a priority for schools, Ministries of Education and also European policy makers to put a stronger focus on empowering children and young people to take an interest in ICT-related subjects and to study towards a career in the field.
- BIK Team
Thursday, 25 April 2019 marks the International Girls in ICT Day, an initiative of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), aiming to encourage and empower girls and young women to choose studies and careers in the field of ICTs, enabling both girls and ICT companies to reap the benefits of greater female participation in the ICT sector.
Did you know that only 30 per cent of the 7 million people working in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector are women? This means not only that ICT careers need to be made more appealing for young girls, but also that women in ICT need better representation at higher levels.
- BIK team
The UN-designated World Youth Skills Day seeks to create greater awareness of, and discussion on, the importance of technical and vocational education and training, and the development of other skills relevant to both local and global economies. It is hoped that it will contribute to a reduction in unemployment and underemployment among youth across the globe. It will also highlight youth skills development to draw attention to the critical need for marketable skills.
- European Schoolnet
On Saturday, 30 April 2016, European Schoolnet attended the first edition of the Digital Muse Girl Tech Fest in celebration of International Girls in ICT Day. Organised by the Digital Leadership Institute, the event took place at the European School Brussels IV in Brussels, Belgium and aimed to inspire girls, aged 11-15, to explore the worlds of digital technology, science and arts.
- BIK Coordination Team
In cooperation with the Ministry of Equal Opportunities of the Brussels Capital Region, the Digital Leadership Institute (DLI) lead a seminal campaign called ‘Move It Forward', engaging teens and adult women addressing cyber violence in their communities.