Romain Siebenaler, Country Manager Cisco Luxembourg, has published an article in AGEFI Luxembourg (December 2018) on the need to adapt Luxembourg’s educational curriculum and professional lifelong learning system to the needs and demands of the labour market.

The Luxembourg job market is looking for IT specialists, yet “[a]bout 65% of Luxembourg companies say vacancies for IT specialists appear hard to fill.” Whereas basic digital trainings are crucial, investments in complex ICT skills are necessary. Romain Siebenaler believes that private companies, with the support of the public sector, must develop concrete solutions to this challenge. Public-private education partnerships will thus play an increasingly important role concerning skills development and lifelong learning.

Whilst promoting the Cisco’s Networking Academy (‘NedAcad’), Romain Siebenaler welcomes the Luxembourg Digital Skills Bridge programme amongst others as it demonstrates the government’s awareness of the challenges businesses and employees are facing on the labour market.