Our challenge:
Empowering all with future-ready skills

In the new post-COVID world it is more important than ever to upskill and reskill people for the jobs of the future.

The global economy is projected to shrink 4% as a result of the pandemic and the need for up- and re-skilling is more critical than ever as global employment markets experience heavy disruption.

Equitable opportunities for employment are inaccessible for many across the globe, making economic mobility out of reach for those who need it most.


Vulnerable Women

Vulnerable women comprise over 30% of the unemployed population in Portugal.





Individuals from Black and South Asian ethnic backgrounds living in the UK experience an unemployment rate of over 8%, more than double the national rate.



& Refugees

Nearly 50% of unemployed individuals in Switzerland are migrants.


Unemployed Workers due to COVID-19 related layoffs

As a consequence of COVID-19, the unemployment rate in the Netherlands nearly doubled to 5.9%, compared to 3.4% in 2019.


Single Parents

22.5% of single parents in Germany are at risk of in-work poverty.

The opportunity:
A growing demand for tech-skilled talents in Europe

While the pandemic has created massive job losses, it has also accelerated the digitalization of our economy, and, consequently, the widespread demand for tech-skilled talents. 

  • 1 in 5 enterprises in the EU employ IT specialists

  • 53% of enterprises reported challenges in meeting their hiring needs.

  • According to Linkedin’s 2020 Emerging Jobs report, IT-related roles dominate the top 10 fastest growing jobs in Europe, including Customer Success Specialists, IT Security Specialists, and Data Protection Officers. 

The future of work has arrived, and at INCO Academy it is our mission to to advance access to sustainable economic futures for all.


Our mission





INCO Academy - Work in Tech is part of INCO’s mission to boost equality in future-driven industries. We welcome learners facing barriers to employment, providing them with a fully-funded professional certification and launchpad to an IT career. 

With support from Google.org and Coursera, we will work across 17 countries in Europe to create pathways to greater socio-economic stability for thousands of individuals who find themselves on the wrong side of the workforce divide accelerated by Covid-19 and face tremendous barriers to entry into employment.

Locations: Greece, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Estonia, Romania, Croatia, Slovenia, UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy.