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The whole set of activities performed during the NeMESI project has provided an extensive outlook of the skill management activities performed within SMEs of the ICT and Green Economy sectors.
During the national EASW workshop it has been possible to find out the needs that SMEs in both sectors have, at a local level, regarding the issue of finding skilled resources; this has helped partners in finding suitable experience and good practices with the aim of overcoming skill gaps.
Furthermore, in the EU workshops, discussion on the good experiences discovered around the suggested topics has made possible to identify best practices to disseminate and share within the entrepreneurial tissues both at a local – mostly in the partners’ countries – and European level.
Findings and discussion have also produced a set of recommendations for SMEs as well as for the institutional bodies that may be involved in implementing methodologies and tools for solving the skill gap management issues in the ICT and Green Economy sectors.
6.1 Recommendation for SMEs: a checklist for practical actions
Recommendations descending from best practices and discussions in the EU workshops have been resumed in the checklist drafted in the following page. The checklist may be used by project stakeholders and beneficiaries as a tool to better identify skill needs and perform activities to improve skills matching.
6.2 Final considerations
The NeMESI project has been carried out as a challenge.
Partners have been facing the actuality of a social and economic landscape in which labour market shows all of its contradictions:
- On one side, enterprises striving in finding skilled resources, entangled in the competition for qualified personnel, experiencing high turnover rates and loss of competitivity;
- On the other side, unemployed people struggling in finding a suitable job for their skills and competencies, wandering from a job agency to another, hindered in finding qualification or re-qualification training activities matching labour market needs.
At the end of the project, the challenge cannot be defined won; though, several examples of how the project main issues may be overwhelmed have been found.
The best practice database has been populated with several good examples of profitable manners of addressing the project mentioned issues.
Dissemination and transferability of results is granted by the lively activities of the NeMESI website, whose functionalities will be exploited until 2019.
The NeMESI project, thus, has been – and will continue to be – a concrete opportunity for those SMEs that will really apply in finding a tangible support to their efforts, as well as for institutions or other public and private bodies that will have the rule of promoting, fostering and implementing solutions to skill gaps and may endorse project results.
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