The metal, engineering and technology-based [MET] industries are confronted with one of the greatest skills challenges in modern times. Ceemet and industriAll Europe both strongly believe that robust MET industries rely on a skilled workforce and that vocational education and training is a shared responsibility between employers, workers and public authorities. With millions of European MET jobs being about to be transformed and long-standing skills shortages (e.g. engineers, welders, ICT experts, highly skilled experts) still unsolved, the re-and up-skilling of workers through continuing vocational education and training [CVET] all along their career must urgently be stepped up for all.
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