Automotive Skills Alliance
- Europe & Stakeholder-wide Partnership for collaboration on Skills Agenda in the Automotive-Mobility Ecosystem
- The ASA was annouced and officially launched in November 2020
- The ASA became a legal entity (non-profit organization) in January 2022
The Automotive Skills Alliance (ASA) is focused on the re-skilling and up-skilling of workers in the automotive sector, developing intelligence and fostering dialogue among all relevant partners and stakeholders in the sector, and supporting the elaboration of specific plans for re-skilling, up-skilling and training of workers in the EU automotive sector.
The ASA mission is to contribute to a better coordination of relationships at the European level of all the relevant national or regional stakeholders in automotive ecosystem, in order to ensure and develop a common platform for collaboration and best practice sharing across borders. In this regard, ASA intends to ensure continuous, pragmatic and sustainable cooperation on the skills agenda in the ecosystem.
Collaboration Through Projects
ASA builds upon the work carried out by strategic projects in the skills agenda for the ecosystem & promotes and facilitates initiation of new projects/initiatives or support mainstreaming the existing once.
Automotive Sector – (Jan 2018 – Mar 2022)
The Blueprint project on Strategic Sectoral Skills Collaboration in Automotive Sector. Focused on skills needs & offer, training recognition and training developments in the automotive sector.
Batteries Sector – (Dec 2019 – Nov 2023)
The Blueprint project on Strategic Sectoral Collaboration in Batteries for Electromobility Sector. Focused on skills needs & offer, support of training developments in the battery sector.
An opportunity to build on the
best practices and initiate new projects and collaborations
Ambition and Commitments
The overall ambition:
- Upskill 5% of the workforce each year (resulting in 700,000 employees up or reskilled)
- Start implementation in pilot regions and pilot projects
The first set of KPIs include:
- Number of workers to be re-orientated and upskilled
- Number and skills profiles of new jobs created
- Number of agreed personal development plans
- Number of successful trainings certifications
- Number of workers entering a new or revised job position
- Number of involved stakeholders and coverage of the ecosystem and of countries and regions
Working Groups and Committees
The Automotive Skills Alliance is composed of four individual Topic Committees which are coordinated by the ASA Office:
- Technology – The Technology Committee prioritizes Repair and Maintenance, Batteries, Hydrogen, Digitalisation, Electronics Packaging, Software/System Development, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), and Environmental Footprint. With a focus on extending device lifespan and minimizing electronic waste, the committee explores sustainable energy solutions, integrates digital technologies, and evaluates environmental impacts for a holistic and sustainable technological approach.
- Education – The Education Committee focuses on advancing learning through effective programs, training, and the promotion of both initial and life-long learning. By prioritizing continuous education, the committee aims to equip individuals with the skills needed to thrive in an ever-changing world.
- Social Aspects – The Social Aspects Committee prioritizes diversity, attractiveness, and key social elements. Committed to inclusivity, it actively promotes diversity and works towards enhancing social appeal and engagement. The committee focuses on creating a harmonious and inclusive society that values diversity for a vibrant and enriching social environment.
- Regional Dimension – The Regional Dimension Committee prioritizes regional collaboration and effective implementation, fostering collective efforts to address shared challenges. Emphasizing collaborative strategies, the committee aims to create a resilient regional framework for sustainable solutions benefiting local communities.
Topic Committees are responsible for the evaluating, steering, and recommendation provision to specfic Groups which are present under each Committee area, thus steering the ASA activities in specific areas. The structure of Groups and Committees combines, in principle, a horizontal and vertical approach. Groups are of a vertical nature and ASA member types groups represent a horizontal perspective (involving industry, education/training providers, social partners, regions, and more). Each group has clearly defined working plan and may be permanent (working group) or temporary (task force). Groups may use the guidance of developed methodology to select various activities which may be executed to improve the European Skills Intelligence.
- Members of ASA participate in groups or may establish various groups.
- Topic Committees recommend and steer the activities of the groups.
- Each group works on specific selected activities in the context of the European Skills Intelligence.
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Note that the following structure and methodology improvement was developed thanks to the ERASMUS+ funded project FLAMENCO, thus views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.
A Skills Partnership for the Automotive Ecosystem
- Pact for Skills is the first flagship action of the European Skills Agenda, firmly anchored in the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights. It also supports the EU Industrial Strategy and the goals of the Green Deal and the digital transformation.
- The goal of the Pact is to mobilise and incentivise private and public stakeholders to invest and take concrete action for the upskilling and reskilling of people of working age.
- It is a shared engagement and approach to mobilise all stakeholders to invest in skills for the growth and sustainable development of private and public businesses of all sizes.
- The Pact facilitates the launch of skills partnerships, in particular it aims to build large-scale multi-stakeholder skills partnerships addressing the needs of the 14 industrial ecosystems identified in the EU Industrial Strategy.