Adapt Digital Skills in the Education System, Academia and the Labor Force to the Employment Market
The trends in the modern employment market require the development of innovative competencies in the labor force.
Due to the extensive use of ICT technologies in the business world, workers that do not have the necessary skills will have difficulty advancing and developing in the employment market. Moreover, workers with digital competencies enjoy broad occupational flexibility, can more easily withstand crises in the employment market and have higher productivity.
The National Initiative places emphasis on developing digital literacy suitable for the employment market. It also recognizes the need for far-reaching improvement of abilities to use computer applications such as Office applications (word processing, presentations, electronic sheets, etc.) among all workers and, for developing their ability to work in an ICT-based environment: search for information on the Internet, communicate online (email, calendar) and use mobile applications. The Initiative will also focus on developing the ability workers to work with information systems and advanced computer applications.
In light of the fact that the education system is responsible for training the future labor force for the Israeli economy, it is also necessary to advance the integration of suitable contents into the school curriculum. Class lessons will include acquaintance with computer applications, smart Internet use and dedicated programs to learn programming. Thus, pupils in Israel will be suitably trained to adapt to the modern employment market so they can enter the market optimally “ready” and prepared.
Adapting School Curriculums to Required Skills in the Employment Market
(led by the Education Ministry)
A comprehensive initiative is planned in the coming years to adapt the school curriculum to the digital age. ICT tools will be integrated across subjects and dedicated lesson plans will be developed to train pupils in digital skills needed for the employment market, for example, smart use of the Internet and use of basic and advanced computer applications.