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Skills for Industry - Skills for Smart Industrial Specialisation and Digital Transformation

The brochure prepared by PwC EU Services, as part of the Skills for Smart Industrial Specialisation and Digital Transformation project for the Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises (EASME) and the Directorate General for Industry, Growth & Internal Market (DG GROW) of the European Commission is a contribution to building a shared vision and strategy on skills for industry.

Going through a state-of-play analysis on smart industrial specialisation and digital transformation and in particular on high-tech T-shaped skills in Europe, with a series of key findings resulting form the analysis, the report continues with a comparison of the high-tech skills situation between US and EU, the two of them facing similar skills challenges, with differnces and similarities beteween policy thinking, private/public sector involvement, political support for policymaking etc. 

Based on the previous analysis and stakeholder consultations, a vision has been elaborated to define the objectives and priorities of an ambitious Skills for Industry Strategy 2030 for Europe. To facilitate the operationalisation of the vision, the proposal for a Skills for Industry Strategy 2030 has been developed into nine modules, each including a set of key policy recommendations detailed in distinct chapters of the document and accompanied by examples of best practices:

  • Leadership and Governance
  • Territorial skills strategies
  • Dedicated funding for re- and upskilling
  • Incentives for individuals and businesses
  • High-quality vocational education and training
  • Accelerated world class curriculum
  • Industry-led training infrastructures
  • Talent detection and nurturing
  • Communication at all levels

Please refer to the attached document for a thorough reading, 

The information and views set out in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of EASME or of the Commission. Neither EASME, nor the Commission can guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this study. Neither EASME, nor the Commission or any person acting on their behalf may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained therein.

The document was published on  28/10/2019 on ec.europa.eu website here. © European Union, 1995-2019.

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