EUROPE'S notorious IT skills shortage was a focus of a Brussels eLearning 'summit' between computing and communications companies, EU politicians and officials last week, (May 10-11). Delegates in particular examined how a growth in remote Internet education packages could help satisfy the EU's demand for trained IT professionals.

The European Commission said that around 250 specialists attended the meeting, which tried to identify potential public-private schemes to fulfil the EU's eLearning Action Plan. This was drawn up by the ...

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