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ICTskills2017

The ICTskills2017 will take place in Zurich from 16 to 17 June 2017.

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Young ICT professionals from across Switzerland will compete in the ICTskills2017 in Zurich from 16 to 17 June 2017. The skills championship supports talents and offers an opportunity to young professionals to prove their skills and professional competence on a national level. For the first time the ICTskills take place within the "Informatiktage 2017". The partners SIX, Swisscom, Swiss Life and the city of Zurich (OIZ) open their doors for young IT talents and host the four disciplines of the championship: applications development, systems engineering, mediamatics and web design. Cisco and HP Switzerland support the ICTskills as infrastructural partners.

Further information: www.ict-skills.ch

​ICTskills2016

For the second time the ICTskills took place on the concourse of Zurich central station (Hauptbahnhof) from 6 to 8 September 2016.

Over the course of three days, the ICTskills2016 have offered exciting insight into the world of ICT: trainees from across Switzerland battled it out for the title of Swiss champion. Visitors were able to witness live and at first hand how systems technicians create Web sites, develop apps and even build up a complete IT infrastructure. Companies and continuing training establishments provided information about a variety of jobs and training opportunities.

The ICTskills are designed to inform the general public about the many different and forward-looking ICT professions. Well-known companies, continuing training establishments, trade associations, famous personalities from the worlds of business and politics and the best up-and-coming Swiss professionals will provide information about multifaceted ICT professions.

ICTskills2015

From 8 to 10 September 2015, the 1,000m² skills arena has been a gathering point for all IT enthusiasts. By hosting the ICTskills2015 on the concourse of Zurich central station (Hauptbahnhof), the ICT industry showed how interesting working in ICT can be. Well-known companies, continuing training establishments, trade associations, famous personalities from the worlds of business and politics and the best up-and-coming Swiss professionals provided information about multifaceted ICT professions. IT professionals are much sought-after specialists in major companies, public administration and SMEs. Every year, the Swiss economy needs an additional 12,000 ICT professionals – three times the annual output of ICT graduates.

Over the course of three days, the ICTskills2015 were offering exciting insight into the world of ICT: 85 trainees from across Switzerland batteled it out for the title of Swiss champion. Visitors were able to witness live and at first hand how systems technicians create Web sites, developed apps and even built up a complete IT infrastructure. Around the outside of the “combat arena”, companies and continuing training establishments provided information about a variety of jobs and training opportunities. There were also exciting arena talks and interviews with famous businessmen and politicians.

News ICTskills

Schweizermeisterschaften in Informatik und Mediamatik neu an den Informatiktagen in Zürich

[The following notice is only available in German] Die ICTskills2017 finden im Rahmen der Informatiktage 2017 am 16. und 17. Juni statt. Diesen September fanden im Hauptbahnhof Zürich die ICTskills2016 – die nationalen Berufsmeisterschaften in Informatik und Mediamatik – statt. Der Grossanlass – organisiert von ICT-Berufsbildung Schweiz – wurde unterstützt von namhaften Unternehmen wie Swisscom, UBS, Credit Suisse, SBB und SIX. Ebenfalls mit grossem Erfolg fanden im Juni erstmals die Informatiktage statt. Aufbauend auf dem Erfolg beider Anlässe werden im nächsten Jahr die Schweizermeisterschaften in Informatik und Mediamatik im Rahmen der Informatiktage stattfinden.More

Hauptbahnhof Zürich wird zum Mittelpunkt für Informatik

[The following notice is only available in German] Vom 6. bis 8. September 2016 finden die nationalen Berufsmeisterschaften in Informatik und Mediamatik erneut mitten im Hauptbahnhof Zürich statt. Unter dem Motto „INFORMATIK.MACHT.ZUKUNFT“ präsentieren sich nebst den jungen Schweizer Informatik- und Mediamatik-Talenten auch Unternehmen, Verbände und Bildungsanbieter. Gemeinsam zeigen sie die Vielfalt der heutigen IT-Berufswelten und machen Informatik lebensnah und verständlich. Die ICTskills2016 werden unterstützt von den Exklusivpartnern Swisscom und UBS.More

ICT-Regionalmeisterschaften: Wer wird Schweizermeister 2016?

[The following press release is only available in German] In der ganzen Schweiz fanden am 19. März 2016 mit den ICT-Regionalmeisterschaften die Qualifikation für die nationalen Berufsmeisterschaften ICTskills2016 statt. Rund 187 Lernende der Informatik und Mediamatik nahmen an den Ausscheidungen teil und bestritten den qualitativ hohen und leistungsstarken Wettkampf. Die besten Informatiktalente der Schweiz treffen vom 6.-8. September im HB Zürich an den öffentlichen ICTskills2016 aufeinander.More

ICTskills2015 is under way

By hosting the ICTskills2015 on the concourse of Zurich central station (Hauptbahnhof), the ICT industry hopes to show how interesting working in ICT can be. Well-known companies, continuing training establishments, trade associations, famous personalities from the worlds of business and politics and the best up-and-coming Swiss professionals will provide information about multifaceted ICT professions. More

WorldSkills: Swiss software developer wins gold

The 2015 WorldSkills international competition for young people in skilled trades and technology was held from 12 to 15 August in Brazil. There, Lars Tönz was awarded the gold medal in the competition's skills area "IT Software Solutions for Businesses", succeeding in São Paulo against a field of over twenty competitors in this category.More