27 October 2013

ICT-competent nation vital for social wellbeing and economic growth

Project launched to help adults become more digitally competent

Zammit Lewis aims to make Malta a
'true digital economy'
MaltaToday 22/10/2013: A new project, 'Networked: ICT competences for better employability and workforce adaptability' was launched this morning by the Parliamentary Secretary for Competitiveness and Economic Growth, Dr. Edward Zammit Lewis and the Parliamentary Secretary for EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds, Ian Borg.

The project will target working age adults who are not familiar with the digital world.

Zammit Lewis said that recent statistics showed that 45% of Maltese aged between 45 and 64 have never used the Internet. He said that, consequently, these individuals were excluded from taking up jobs that entail the use of computers and related technologies. According to Zammit Lewis, such a wide digital age divide was...read on.