As with all sectors of the economy, the current skills shortages and skills gaps are hindering the competitiveness of European MET industries and thus the creation of quality jobs. Moreover, millions of European MET jobs are in a transformation process, in particular in the automotive industry. MET companies have, therefore, a pressing need to easily find and access the rightly skilled workforce that can support the industries in a smoother transition towards a green and digitalised economy. In this light, the need for up-skilling and re-skilling the workforce is today more relevant than ever. As part of its objectives to support the workforce to up-skill and re-skill and remain employable all along their career, the Commission recommends Member States to adopt a European approach to micro-credentials. Ceemet is convinced that “developing a European approach to micro-credentials” can certainly be an added value tool to support the workforce to be trained on labour market needs and to foster a culture of lifelong learning.
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