Governance Structure and Other Information of Interest
What is e-Skills competency? Competency is a demonstrated ability to apply skills, knowledge, and attitudes to achieve observable results. One might say that competences are holistic concepts, whereas skills are precise and definable abilities. Of course, specific skills are necessary for any competent work performance, but the requirements for e-skills change very quickly.
For example, a database developer may be certified in a current database product but has e-Skills competency in a variety of different skills. An example: one of our members help develop an e-commerce website for an online casino affiliate website. The development of the site required not only his technical skills in web design, coding, seo etc. It also required him to show courage, eagerness and judgment in making his choices. The coding requirements to create this type of e-commerce site were not too complicated, but did require a vigilant webmaster once the site was built, to continuously update the site for monthly specials that related to their online slots USA page.
The developer had a check list of all the directives for the functionality needs of the site. And believe me, the list for tools and functionality went on and on. The great news is the site was successful and he demonstrated quite clearly his e-Skills competency.
Likewise, each of the founding members has demonstrated his/ her e-Skills competency for the collaboration and knowledge sharing in digital society in numerous, and I might add, successful ways. With the obvious growing importance of information and communication technologies in the global economy, the demand for the availability of a workforce possessing the relevant knowledge and skills is critical. It appears numerous countries across the globe are confronted by this e-skills shortages. The consequences act as a brake on regional productivity, competitiveness and innovation. It is imperative to address the issue of insufficient numbers of adequately trained e-skills practitioners so that ultimately these countries can meet the growing needs of their global and local organizations, and businesses. There is a need to identify common challenges, share examples of best practices such as tackling e-skills shortages, and then set out a tentative road map by enhancing supply and quality of tech professionals with the aim of maturing the e-Skills competency in the longer term.
The Alliance is managed and operated under the umbrella of the e-Skills Competences Consortium (eSCC). The eSCC Executive Committee is no land locked entity, nor do they have a home office. These members are often going back and forth from place to place
while working. They are assisted by an Alliance Management Committee (AMC) in charge of the implementation and day-to-day management of the Alliance. The AMC is limited to the founding members of the Alliance with 2 year rotation/re-election by members.
The AMC is composed as follows:
• Antonio Herrera (Cisco, eSCC/AMC chair)
• Steven Gilroy (CompTIA)
• Dudley Dolan (ECDL)
• Michiel van der Voort (Exin)
• Elena Bonfiglioli (Microsoft)
• Johanna Tzanidaki (Randstad)
• Peter Baker (State Street)
• Hugo Lueders (eSCC Secretariat)
A cost-free “Alliance Consultation Group” has been created to represent reference organizations who are key stakeholders for the Alliance and its core activities. Membership in the Consultation Group is upon invitation only and after agreement by the AMC. For more information regarding membership please contact us.
We strive to function as democratically as possible. Our voting structure and electing structure aims to be fair and logical. Members are expected to respect each other as well as the organizations policies.