18 APR 2018

The e-CF standard and the labour market, mapping of digital skills

The e-CF standard is a reference system for professional and managerial skills in the ICT sector, recognized at the Italian and European level which allows systems which exist at international, national and individual corporate levels to “speak” to each other.

The definition of the European e-CF standard is “e-Competence Framework (e-CF) – A common European Framework for ICT Professionals in all industry sectors – Part 1: Framework” (EN 16234-1: 2016). The rule drafted 40 e-CF competences and raised the number of ICT professional profiles related to these skills, from 23 of the previous version to 30, providing organizations a unique working reference to personalize their professional ICT profiles using a single and recognizable language.


How can the e-CF skills framework solve the problem of the gap between supply and demand for specialized jobs?

A common and qualified language of ICT skills continually aligned with technological and digital innovations, with a reference architecture managed by the rules of a European standardization body, is a reference that allows the comparison of skills required by the market with skills offered by professionals trained for that market

The availability of a widely shared standard reference, the systematic updating of market needs and the difference between the required skills and those which are available, allows planning of learning processes and control of the effective coverage of needs over a longer and more stable time horizon, despite the rapidity of technological evolution.


What kind of expert advice does Consulthink offer to companies in the e-CF model field?

Consulthink makes available to companies all the experience that it has in information technology in order to offer accurate advice for the identification of parameters in line with the e-CF standard. In particular, Consulthink deals with:

  • Development of Professional Systems and specialized roles in line with market trends;
  • Analysis of the skills required in the company: Assessment and Monitoring of Individual and Structural ICT Skills;
  • Gap Analisys;
  • Planning of learning process;
  • Training in Frontal and e-Learning modality;
  • Professional certifications;
  • Support for ICT recruitment.

Elaborated by Lucia D’Adamo, in collaboration with Sergio Ruffini, supervised by Marco Pirrone