Meet all our collaborators for this Eco Digital project.

The Directorate General of Vocational Training (Dirección General de Formación) is the Regional Government Agency responsible for Vocational Training for Employment in the Community of Madrid. Depends on the Department of Economy, Treasury and Employment within its organizational structure is placed a network of Vocational Training Centres for Employment, made up of five training centres specialized in different areas and whose mission is to improve the professional skills of workers and students through specialized training, custom actions and active support in finding employment.

To this goal, these VET Centres are specialized in sectors and areas such as information and communication technologies, administration, insurance and finance, construction, refrigeration and air conditioning, electricity, electronics and aerospace technology, and all of them manage training courses for unemployed people directly running more than 6.000 students per year.

These training centres contribute to the improvement of the national system of vocational training through research, certification and permanent update and all of them are National Reference Centres for Vocational Training in their respective sectors.

The GreenCo project is led by CFTIC, The Information and Communication Technologies VET, also Spanish National Reference Centre in Computer Development and Communications placed in Getafe, Madrid. We deliver courses for unemployed primarily and try to up-skill students who comes from the IT Sector or other activity sectors but wish to start an IT professional career. We cover courses from basic levels to the most advanced courses in Big Data, Cloud, Artificial Intelligence and many more technologies. All our courses and certifications are free for our students, being funded by the government of Madrid. We have signed agreements with the main brands in the IT sector such as Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Google, IBM, EC-Council, Redhat, Cloudera, VMware, Amazon and many more, to deliver official courses, including the voucher to access to the official exams in each brand.

University of Alcalá (UAH) was founded in 1499 and it is one of the oldest universities in Spain. 

It is located in Alcalá de Henares, a UNESCO world heritage site only thirty kilometres from the center of Madrid.

Today UAH is a modern institution which offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes adapted to the European Higher Education Area and covering all fields of knowledge, from the humanities to engineering, and from the social sciences to experimental and biomedical sciences.

Around 28000 students — approximately 16000 undergraduates and 12000 postgraduates — are currently reading for a regulated degree at UAH. The activities of UAH take place across its three different campuses: two in the city of Alcalá de Henares in the region of Madrid and one in Guadalajara, which belongs to another Spanish administrative region, Castilla La Mancha.

The university also has 4 associated teaching hospitals, 10 multidisciplinary university institutes, two science and technology parks with tens of companies and numerous other installations devoted to experimental and biomedical research. The Department of Computer Sciences has a total number of more than 50 full time researchers and teachers, around 30 part-time as well as over 15 research assistants and ICT technicians.

ITS INCOM Academy, with headquarters in Varese and Milan, designs and delivers 1/2-year post-diploma training courses aimed at qualified specialization in software development, web marketing, multichannel communication and networking.

It targets young high school and college graduates willing to design their own future by creating clear opportunities for qualified professional placement.

Established in 2017 with a single class of 25 participants, it currently has more than 300 students and scores job placement rates, at the end of the courses, of more than 90 percent of participants. All students are asked to participate an annual 3-month internship at Companies in Lombardy, and many of them participate in an international internship experience at companies throughout Europe.

Some examples of the educational offerings include.

  1. A) Cloud Developer, two-year courses aimed at acquiring software development skills through labs, internships and the study of real cases so as to be ready to face and overcome any technical complexity
  2. B) Big Data Analysis and Data Engineering: two-years course aimed at acquiring skills in data management, organizing the processes of collection, analysis, manipulation and qualitative and quantitative evaluation
  3. C) IoT and Automation for Smart Industries, two years course that trains technicians specialized in Smart Objects, IoT and Automation; necessary HW/SW choice, functionality, process, management, supervision and updating of the automated system
  4. D) New Media Marketing Expert, two years course focused on learning knowledge needed to draft marketing and communication plans; from operational project management to multichannel content production and monitoring of ADs campaigns
  5. E) Networking Techniques, a one-year course that trains technicians specializing in networking and telecommunications with a focus on issues involving cybersecurity
  6. f) Digital Strategy and Customer Care, a one-year course geared toward operational marketing with training modules dedicated to building valuable relationships with its active and prospective customers

The Foundation works in collaboration with Technical Schools Universities and companies that share its values to ensure maximum employment results.

The Campus des Métiers et des Qualifications (CMQ) is a label that brings together players in vocational training around an economic sector. 

The “CMQ Numérique Drôme-Ardèche” was granted in 2017 to support companies, institutions and training organizations in the digital field.

Common actions are proposed to develop the attractiveness of digital professions, explain to careers guidance and integration professionals the training courses and their outlets, to bring companies and training organizations together, to work on reflection on societal transformation (student today, professional tomorrow), and develop international relations. In 2023, the “CMQ Numérique Drôme-Ardèche” becomes the “CMQ Informatique et Electronique de Demain” and will extends its geographical scope to include Isère prefecture. Its missions remain the same.

Founded in 2003, the European Software Institute – Center Eastern Europe (ESI CEE) is the regional excellence centre of the European Software Institute.

With information security and cyber resilience being among the core directions of ESI CEE’s research and development activities, ESI CEE operates the field of applied research in the field of information security and software quality, awareness, training, coaching, and appraisals in the field of cyber resilience (RMM, OWASP, etc.), and process management (CMMI, Balanced Scorecards, MBO, etc.).

 ESI CEE is also heavily involved in research and education in different aspects of technically robust, secure and safe AI, including 1) cybersecurity for AI and (2) AI for cybersecurity.

ESI CEE is an organization focused on applied research and services to benefit the ICT industry. As such, ESI is interested in the sustainability and social aspects of the sector. GreenCo is part of the social initiatives of ESI CEE, aimed at raising awareness and lessening the environmental impact of the industry through awareness, education and availability of resources.

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