Minister of State for Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence, Carme Artigas, participated in the second day of the DigitalES 2022 Summit, where she discussed with a group of young people how to address the demand for digital talent and the low participation of women in STEM jobs.
Young people are the focus DigitalES Summit 2022 Which takes place on the 6th, 7th and 8th of July in a mixed format in Madrid, and it was precisely with a group of them that he discussed Minister of State for Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence, Carme Artigas, talks about the challenges in the field of digital talent in the country.
“We make the mistake of separating science from letters, that is an artificial division. We have to start breaking it down into much more multidisciplinary jobs,” Artigas commented, adding that it is this kind of opposition that makes women underrepresented in STEM fields.
“The races of the future should include this double vision, which will help to lose fewer girls in this type of raceIn fact, he commented that something as small as a name change for STEM jobs—which switched from a ‘degree in’ title to an ‘engineering in’—led to women dropping out of these courses.
Laura Segura, Student in Data Science and EngineeringThis job discipline, he added, will be beneficial for innovation and creativity in the workplace. “People in the humanities must also have concepts of programming so that they can contribute from another point of view“, He said.
This may lead to an increased interest in careers or careers in STEM fields, helping to address the shortage of STEM profiles currently faced by companies looking for candidates for digital jobs.
The Skills development and the skill refinementin this sense, becomes necessary, and according to Artigas, “universities are already moving towards more specialized degrees and master’s degrees, and At the European level, the issue of nanoscale degrees was raisedThese are short, online, collaborative courses that focus on skills more than knowledge and allow professionals to specialize in specific topics. “I am the prime example of recycling,” said the Secretary of State, who studied chemical engineering but ended up dedicating to innovation and digitalization.
Those present at the discussion agreed Integrating other STEM profiles through training is essential, such as older, unemployed, or even the same company employees. However, Artigas emphasized that it is not about creating more courses, and that there are already enough, but about strengthening their realization and conclusion.
“It’s not a supply issue, it’s a demand issue. There are a lot of free courses, a lot of scholarships. what’s the problem? Convince people to devote hours to it, not to fall by the wayside, and to know the support mechanisms we give them so that they can make it happen.”
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