Cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, networking and artificial intelligence: in the age of digitalisation, these topics are increasingly entering our working life. Nevertheless, according to a recent survey, 93 percent of decision-makers in Europe and North America report an IT talent gap. For this reason, initiatives such as fit4internet are extremely important to position Austria as a centre for digital innovation in the long term. With Cisco Networking Academy, we have already been making an important contribution to the development of digital skills for more than 20 years. The cooperation with fit4internet opens up new opportunities to promote lifelong learning and strong ICT expertise in Austria.