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Portugal is awarded in two of five categories of the eSkills for Jobs 2015 competition

This competition ended in November and distinguished a number of people who demonstrated a high level of digital skills and literacy. Awards were given in five categories: Digital Citizenship; Digital Entrepreneurship; Most Inspiring Career; Young Digital Talent; Use of ICT in Education.

In the Digital Citizenship category, João Baracho's video was first place and received the prize sponsored by Fujitsu (tablet).

The Digital Citizenship category was open to submissions from young people, business leaders, politicians, ICT professionals or NGOs. Participants were asked to demonstrate, through a short one and a half minute video, the positive impact of a program, software or application (designed and developed by them) on people's lives, in general, or on a specific community.

The Young Digital Talent category awarded Beatriz Anunciação and Sara Damião in first position. The two young women won, with their video, a trip to Berlin to participate in the Academy Day (February 18, 2016) included in the CISCO Live EMEAR event.

In second place was another Portuguese work, the video by Nuno Silva, who also received a tablet, a prize sponsored by Samsung.

The Young Digital Talent category was aimed at young people between the ages of 16 and 30 who were interested in animation and programming. The contestants were expected to submit an animated video made using HTML5.

The finalists were selected based on the number of "likes" and shares on the eSkills for Jobs Youtube channel and the evaluation of a jury composed of ICT experts.

eskillsIt is recalled that eSkills for Jobs 2015-2016 is an initiative of the European Commission in the framework of the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobsunder the international coordination of DIGITALEUROPE and European Schoolnet. This initiative aims to raise awareness of the opportunity that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) represent in terms of employability.

At a national level, the FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology is the entity that, within the framework of its attributions and competences, assumes the coordination of the eSkills for Jobs campaign.