IMMUNE Technology Institute is a leading European technological education centre that trains professionals to use technology in order to deliver added value to their companies. Besides its academic offering, with bachelors and masters degrees as well as a host of other courses available, the centre is renowned for the quality of its teaching faculty and its impressive educational, business and technology partners, including Amazon and Google.
The Nantik Lum Foundation is a private, independent, non-profit entity that works to combat social, financial and occupational exclusion through microfinance, inclusive entrepreneurship and financial health. Training is its greatest tool in the fight for equal opportunities and sociooccupational integration. The organisation also runs entrepreneurship, financial health and volunteering projects.
Our lives today really cannot be understood without the presence of technology. We rely on it to communicate, work, learn and even for entertainment. Unquestionably, the way we live has changed. This shift has, of course, had a significant impact on business, with companies now seeking solutions in order to digitalise and get on board the technological revolution.
As organisations continue their attempts to adapt to the digital transformation and the technology industry itself grows ever more rapidly, it has become increasingly clear that professionals with sound digital skills are essential for the success of any business.
Businesses must make the switch to automating processes in order to remain competitive in a market that’s progressing at a frightening pace. However, many are still struggling to find staff with the necessary knowledge to bring this type of technology into their daily operations.
To prepare people for an ever-more digitalised market, where the demand for qualified technology professionals continues to grow.
People who are out of work or looking for a career change are now also faced with a considerable challenge: if they lack certain skills, their job search has become a longer and more frustrating process than ever. As a result, many candidates are beginning to realise that acquiring these technological abilities will provide a crucial boost to their employability in the short term.
In the face of such an uncertain landscape, IMMUNE Technology Institute and the Nantik Lum Foundation have come together to meet these challenges head on. On the one hand, the goal was to offer a solution to the lack of qualified staff in technological fields, while on the other, the initiative looks to teach people the skills they need to find work. So, how did they plan to do it? By promoting training and job placement through Open2help.
The demand for technology profiles continues to rise year after year across almost every market sector.
Faced with this challenge, NTT DATA has contributed its knowledge and experience to help design the Open2help platform. The solution fosters job placement through technology, specifically by providing professional retraining opportunities to get people back into work in technological fields. The SAP Business Technology Platform formed the foundation for its creation.
The initiative launched by the IMMUNE Technology Institute and the Nantik Lum Foundation will provide support for individuals who wish to change their career paths and prepare themselves for the new era of technological employment. The platform specifically aims to connect professional job-seekers with mentors.
Open2help will focus its training and advice on six major technological areas:
Among the different resources on offer will be a mentoring program including personalised sessions, a points system, a series of webinars on personal branding and a job board full of technology-related positions.
Open2help, a mentoring platform that uses technology to facilitate a return to the labour market.
Provides assistance for people who are looking to change their career path and adapt to the new era of technology-based work.
Open2help was created with the aim of helping its users make the switch in their professional lives and reinvent themselves to align with a technologically transformed world. Thanks to this initiative, professionals who find themselves in a transitional period, are looking to reinvent themselves or need help in formulating a growth plan will have someone by their side throughout the process.
For individuals who wish to set out on a transformational journey towards the technology sector, the platform provides:
Meanwhile, businesses that wish to join this tech employability movement will benefit from:
NTT DATA has more than 5,000 active clients and boasts over 29 years of experience in developing innovative SAP technology projects. The company’s vision is continuous innovation through harnessing emerging technologies, and one of its central goals is developing projects that help to improve people’s lives.
This makes NTT DATA the ideal partner for large projects like the Open2help platform launched by the IMMUNE Technology Institute and the Nantik Lum Foundation.
The launch of the platform marks the start of an ambitious initiative that seeks to facilitate access to the technological job market for people who are out of work, and raise awareness of the increasing need to retrain current staff in technology-related fields.
This project will also benefit companies by making it easier for them to attract talent, hire the right technological profiles and train their current staff. But it’s also hoped that the project will have a positive social impact, such as in helping to bridge the gender gap in technology-based roles.