Telenet enters into a strategic partnership with KU Leuven, VUB, ULB and BeCode to enable lifelong learning for their employees
Telenet, together with KU Leuven, VUB, ULB and the BeCode programming school, is setting up an ‘Academy for Digital & Data Talent’ to strengthen the digital knowledge and technical skills of their employees through initial and further training as well as retraining. By sharing knowledge and practical examples with the three universities and BeCode, the telecom company also aims to attract new, young talented individuals and prepare them for a career.
By doing so, the various parties involved hope to join forces in providing a concrete answer to the challenges of digitisation by countering the shortage of workers with a technical background. Telenet will invest four million euros in the initiative over the next five years. The academy is founded on a shared ideology that lifelong learning is a prerequisite if you wish to remain agile in a rapidly changing digital economy.