The Las Palmas University Foundation has presented in the CDTIC for Tourism Innovation, located in Infecar, the first course of University Expert in Digital Skills aimed at graduates of any professional branch, regardless of whether it is not technological, so that they can deepen aspects that will improve their digital culture, complying with the requirements of the European digital competency model that focuses on five areas: information, communication, content creation , security and problem solving.
The proper title of postgraduate of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria It has the financial support of the Banco Sabadell Foundation, the DISA Foundation and the MAPFRE Guanarteme Foundation.
In the event they intervened Carlos Estévez Domínguez, president of the Las Palmas University Foundation; Rafael Robaina Romero, Grand Rector of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; Miguel Garcia Brosa, managing director of Sodetegc; Y Adolfo Ramírez Morales, expert in Digital Business Transformation and professor at the Instituto de Empresa, The Valley DBS and IEB. In addition, the latter made an introductory presentation on the digital transformation and its impact on the labor market.
This program allows you to acquire the essential knowledge to manage in the digital environment in order to access new opportunities, both training and professional. Along these lines, the Las Palmas University Foundation aims to democratize the knowledge of digital skills so that society has an approach to the latest digital news that organizations require.
During the presentation, the more than 120 guests attended a discussion table where they reflected on the need for institutions to promote continuous learning and professionals to remain receptive to technological changes. They were also able to meet in person some of the expert teachers and managers of digital transformation of companies in the Canary Islands who will tutor the different training modules in which the course is divided.
In his speech, the president of the University Foundation said that "knowledge in this area is urgent, since it is a social demand. And although the digital world opens up a range of possibilities where everything is advantages, there are also dangers if not correct use of the data is made. That is why I ask that all the knowledge that you develop be moved by the ethical use of technologies, I appeal that you know how to use them. The ethical limit has to be on people, it is the only way to survive in the face of abuse. "
For his part, the rector of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria He pointed out that "to be competitive, we must continue to learn throughout life because the world is constantly changing. From the university we activate all possible mechanisms to respond to this social demand, but given the impossibility of being able to apply autonomously adapted curricula, the complementary training actions carried out by other organizations such as the University Foundation are key ".
Likewise, the managing director of Sodetegc added that "we work in a customer-oriented line whose objective is not only to improve services aimed at tourists but to worry about getting to know that tourist better, knowing where he moves, what products he consumes, etc., the data acquires enormous value and it is thanks to the digital transformation that we can access that data ".
In this sense, the expert in Digital Business Transformation, Adolfo Ramírez Morales, said that "the transformation is much more than technology, you have to take care of people and help them acquire knowledge in digital skills. Many jobs will not exist in a Very early tomorrow, so the education system has to evolve, we have to make education and employment policies that prepare us for the future It makes no sense to continue investing in things that are unnecessary, especially if they are going to automate and disappear ".