“Luxembourg is now among the leaders of Europe in IT technologies,” said Schmit in the interview, which was published on 7 July. “We have developed our infrastructures, which is one of the most efficient I think also Europe, but there is one issue that’s very important and that is skills.”
Without skilled people, Schmit said, there would be no digital transformation.
“I think this is the biggest challenge we have to face,” Schmit said. “To find the right people to skill and reskill the people who are working now and who have to adapt to these new transformations.”
The coalition, at its core, aims to prepare people for the changing workforce.
“We have to make people comfortable with new technologies,” Schmit said. “This can only happen through some kind of participation in how this transformation takes place and giving people opportunities to reskill or skill and be retrained.”