ARIS - Artificial Intelligence skills for ICT professionals

ARIS - Artificial Intelligence skills for ICT professionals
ERASMUS+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships
30 months
Total Grant: 347.000 EUR
Project Reference: 2019-1-BE01-KA202-050425
ARIS forms a Strategic Partnership to strengthen the key digital competences in VET provision for ICT professionals by offering an up-to-date curriculum and Open Educational Resources (OERs) in AI to address the existing occupational skills needs and mismatches. The ARIS objectives are to: 1) Design a comprehensive and up-to-date training course in AI technologies and practical applications, to empower ICT professionals with initiative, entrepreneurship & updated digital skills required in the workplace; 2) Introduce modern training delivery mehods and innovative open-access pedagogical resources, enabling learners to acquire and self-assess ΑΙ related skills, including VET providers resources & methods to integrate in their training offerings; 3) Facilitate the integration of AI skills requirements into the EU certification and standardisation schemes.

The fastpaced development of AI technologies in diverse economic and social realities is exponentially augmenting the demand for ICT professionals with the right combination of AI and transversal skills.Employers struggle to find suitable candidates from the existing workforce. Further to demand, the gap is amplified by the shortage and inadequacy of relevant skills expected via Vocational Educational Training (VET) provision, given also that AI is currently a subject of ICT specialization mostly offered at the highest level of tertiary education. The upgrading of initial and continuous VET provision in the field is therefore essential so that existing and future ICT professionals can acquire and develop the AI skills and competences required to respond to modern workplace requirements and succeed in a competitive labor market.


This project has received funding from the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme ID 2019-1-BE01-KA202-050425, project 'ARIS Project- Artificial Intelligence skills for ICT professionals'  



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European Commission
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01 Jan 2020 to 28 Feb 2022



BUSINESS TRAINING SA (Belgium) – Project coordinator.

BUSINESS TRAINING SA brings expertise in the design and delivery of VET courses, covering the entire spectrum of Information and Communication Systems. 

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA (Spain) and CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE (Italy) are at the forefront of AI-related research & technological development, being also pioneers in the design/delivery of ICT courses on cognitive science & automation technologies. 

LIKS (Lithuania) represents occupational needs and workplace realities at the national and EU level, committed to the continuous improvement of ICT training provision and enhancing digital literacy. 

EXELIA E.E. (Greece) an expert in R&D and the delivery of innovative ICT-based methodologies.

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