The first SKILLFUL project conference took place on 20th October 2017 at the Belgian Road Safety Institute (BRSI) in Brussels (Belgium). The aim of the conference was to present the results of the first year of the project as well as the future plans which includes an overview of the planned pilot tests. The conference had gathered the views of end-users (SMEs, research centres, universities etc), suppliers (training centres etc) as well as policy makers so that they are able to influence the project outcomes.
The SKILLFUL project’s aims are threefold:
- To critically review the existing, emerging and future knowledge and skills requirements of workers at all levels in the transportation sector, with emphasis on competences required by important game changers and paradigm shifters (such as electrification and greening of transport, automation, MaaS, etc.);
- To structure the key specifications and components of the curricula and training courses that will be needed to meet these competence requirements optimally, with emphasis on multidisciplinary education and training programmes;
- To identify and propose new business roles in the education and training chain, in particular those of “knowledge aggregator”, “training certifier” and “training promoter”, in order to achieve European wide competence development and take-up in a sustainable way.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the call Assessing future requirements for skills and jobs across transport modes and systems“.