European Sector Skills Council Automotive Industry pdf.
skill council automotive pdf.
2. INTRODUCTION AND POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS
3. THE EUROPEAN AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR
5. PART 1: EMPLOYMENT SITUATION IN THE AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR, INCLUDING FORECASTS & TRENDS
6. PART 2: EVOLUTION OF THE AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR’S OCCUPATIONS AND ASSOCIATED SKILSS
7. PART 3: INNOVATIVE TOOLS, NATIONAL AND REGIONAL STRATEGIES, LOCAL INITIATIVES, METHODS TO MONITOR SKILLS’ NEEDS AND ADDRESS SKILL’S MISMATCHES AND GAPS
8. MEMBERS OF THE EUROPEAN AUTOMOTIVE SKILLS COUNCIL
The automotive industry is one of the main driving forces for the European economy:
Accounting for almost 7% of the EU’s GDP representing 8% of total value added, the sector provides employment to 12 million workers.
European assembly plants produce one in everythree cars worldwide and one in every four cars is being exported, resulting in a large trade surplus.
The European automotive sector also is world leader in terms of product innovation: by accounting for 20% of all industrial research funding in Europe, it constantly develops and furthers flexible and modular production systems, high-quality (premium) design, alternative powertrain technologies and the management of complex value chains.
At the same time, the sector is facing many structural changes, including ever stricter emission standards and decarbonisation as part of new mobility concepts, connectivity and an ever growing share of digital technologies in the added value of cars, changes in consumer preferences, relocation to low-cost countries and development of global manufacturing systems, and last but not least dealing with the implications of an ageing workforce.
A strong and thriving automotive sector capable of tackling these challenges is therefore of strategic importance for the future of Europe’s industry and using different questionnaires the Skills Council was able to identify the drivers of change, collect data on current and future skills needs and map the impact of structural change on different job profiles. The results of this research are published in this booklet. However, the EASC partners are convinced that the journey has just begun and that much more questions need to be answered in order to tackle the skills challenge:
How do we anticipate future skills needs? How can we improve coordination between the world of education and the world of work? How can we increase the attractiveness of VET and promote STEM as a priority at all levels of education? How can we quickly respond to changing skills demands? How do we create a culture of lifelong learning? How can we organise retraining of workers at risk of losing their job? How do we achieve excellence in vocational education and training? How can we establish quality systems of work-based learning? How to take into account the growing importance of transversal skills, such as taking initiative, solving problems, team work, taking initiative and thinking critically? How to validate non-formal learning?
To answer all these questions, the EASC partners in the automotive sector aim to continue collaborating on matching and anticipating skills and jobs, and on organising the exchange of information and best practices. Close cooperation between EASC partners, training providers and public authorities will contribute to enhanced “skills intelligence”: the monitoring and forecasting of skills needs, understanding skills mismatches and improving dialogue between education and the labour market. Delivering the right skills to our industry and investing in the employability of its workers are at the heart of our concerns. Therefore, the EASC partners believe that the Automotive Skills Council should become a permanent platform for setting skills agendas and developing the right skills policies in close cooperation with European policymakers.
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