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January 16, 2021

SAP launches Young Thinkers programme in Romania

SAP Romania, the local subsidiary of SAP SE, has launched the Young Thinkers programme, an educational initiative under which local schools may introduce IT&C courses, given that, by 2020, the workforce market could see 825,000 vacancies in the IT&C field, according to a company’s release.
The main objectives of this programe are stimulating the interest in exact sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics in order to reduce the lack of technical competence specific to new technologies, encouraging entrepreneurial thinking, preparing pupils for the labour market and improving the log-term specialization of future employees in the technology sector.
The need for a workforce educated in IT&C was highlighted also by a recent study, conducted by the European Commission, which shows that in 2020 there may be up to 825,000 vacancies in the field in question.
The need for digital competence is already present in almost all jobs where digital technology completes current tasks, and in the near future, it is estimated that 90pct of the jobs in fields such as engineering, accounting, medicine, nursing, art, architecture and many more will require a certain level of digital competence, the release reads.
Under the Young Thinkers programme, the schools in Romania have the opportunity to introduce in the curriculum plan both specific subjects as well as the entrepreneurship programme for pupils supported by SAP.
Teachers will have access to many resources, and their pupils will be able to participate in international competitions, projects, special events, summer camps and workshops.
Also, local schools can enter the global community of universities that have already introduced the subjects and the entrepreneurship programme supported by SAP (University Alliances – UA) and can be guided and supported by SAP and the AU members, over 2,300 educational institutions worldwide and over 8,000 teachers.
The schools in Romania can enter free of charge the Young Thinkers programme for children aged between 10 and 14 years. Among the subjects available under this programme are Design Thinking for beginners, HTML for beginners and programming principles, SAP Lumira as predictive analytics solution, and the use of some software applications for specific business processes.

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