AUTOMOTIVE SKILLS ALLIANCE

BRINGING TRAINING SOLUTIONS TO THE MOBILITY WORKFORCE OF THE FUTURE
EMBRACING THE SECTOR TRANSFORMATION WITH A SKILLED WORKFORCE

AUTOMOTIVE SKILLS ALLIANCE

The Automotive Skills Alliance (ASA)‘s mission is to bring together different kind of stakeholders involved in the Automotive ecosystem and to ensure continuous, pragmatic and sustainable cooperation on the skills agenda in the ecosystem.

ASA JOINT PROPOSAL AND SUMMARY

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AMBITION AND OBJECTIVES

OBJECTIVE 1

Continuously, systematically and pragmatically update intelligence about the ecosystem and its development, resulting in data on skills needs and guidance to education and training providers

Continuous, systematic and pragmatic way to gather industrial skills needs in the automotive ecosystem and minimising the gaps, examining sectorial transition and impact on skills and monitoring skills needs and training offers. This will be enabled by a pragmatic dialogue and close cooperation between industry, education and training providers on all levels.

It will include traditional as well as modern approaches for skills intelligence gathering, such as working groups at regional and EU level, ecosystem for continuous updates of the skills needs via online system, big data analysis – in cooperation with existing EU tools such as CEDEFOP Skills Panorama, ESCO, Europass, and so on.

OBJECTIVE 2

Ensure systematic and harmonised EU-wide definitions of skills and job roles used in Automotive Ecosystem

Common skills and job roles definitions will help to tackle the challenges of changing needs in the ecosystem. It encompasses insufficient transparency of skills and qualifications, insufficient understanding of how to integrate different skills and qualifications into the labour market or lack of coherent and up-to-date overview of information on skills needs in the automotive ecosystem. The EU reference recognition of job roles and related skills is key to understand skills and job role needs, which enables more efficient upskilling and reskilling of the workforce.

Continuous update of such framework is fundamental to reflect the latest trends in the sector, accelerate the process of trainings delivered and enhance mobility of workers across the EU within the automotive ecosystem.

OBJECTIVE 3

Ensure an adapted and updated EU-wide database of training and education courses offered towards the Automotive Ecosystem

Provide quality rules for the training providers allowing entry into the EU-wide level database of VET and training providers and stimulating modular training courses and train-the-trainer activities.

OBJECTIVE 4

Ensure EU-wide recognition of the job roles/skills through commonly accepted system

Establishing EU-wide umbrella framework based on commonly agreed definitions of skills, job roles and system of e-badges (“micro-credentials”) for individuals working in the whole Ecosystem.

OBJECTIVE 5

Ensure holistic approach to the overall paradigm of continuous up-/re-skilling in the Automotive Ecosystem

This include understanding of the need to continuous training on all levels from the company level, as well as from level of individuals, as this is changing the understanding of the work life

This influences also attractiveness of the Automotive ecosystem, as the it must be attractive for young talented workforce as well as for all possible workers.

OBJECTIVE 6

Support massive acceleration of investment in human capital through pilot regional projects focused on up-/re-skilling activities

Facilitate workers back to work in the current company (irrespective size, from large enterprise to SMEs) or if not possible in the automotive ecosystem or, alternatively, in an adjacent sector with requalification. The objective is to reach a maximum retention rate of the current workforce.

Increase the amount and employability of new workforce in the sector by providing clear frameworks of future strategic skills in the sector

OBJECTIVE 7

Call for the sharing of best practices and create an overall framework to share the knowledge within the Automotive Ecosystem to enhance skills agenda developments

Provide sharing best practices framework to enhance the quantity and employability of influx of new workforce.

OBJECTIVE 8

Promote trust to ensure sustainable and systematic cooperation on the skills agenda in the Automotive Ecosystem

Promote trust to ensure sustainable and systematic cooperation on the skills agenda in the Automotive Ecosystem

WORKING GROUPS

The structure of Working Groups combines, in principle, a horizontal and vertical approach. Working groups are of a vertical nature and ASA member types groups represent a horizontal perspective. Each working group has clearly defined inputs and outputs to particular ASA member types groups.