Developing the Skills of the Mobile App Workforce
Mobile applications (also known as Mobile Apps) are one of the fastest growing industries in the EU: the EU mobile app market is expected to have a 30% share of the global market estimated at US$ 32 to 35 billion by 2015.
There is a shortage of ICT professionals with high level job-specific skills, so the industry often finds it hard to fill vacancies for app designers and programmers. The mobile apps workforce requires excellent technical expertise and up-to-date software development skills in addition to business skills to adapt to the needs of their clients and advanced design skills to make mobile apps attractive and easy to use.
The VET4APPS project aims to develop a Vocational Education and Training (VET) programme to develop the skills of the mobile app workforce, with a particular focus on business and design skills.