EU level initiatives play a key role when facilitating, supporting and boosting right-skilling initiatives. They require from every partner concerned doing its fair share. After the 2019 EU elections, Ceemet has a closer look at this policy area following the publication of the 10 Point Plan.
The study unveils that Metal, Engineering and Technology (MET) employers invest increasingly in the training of their employees based on company specific skills needs.
The role of employers in initial Vocation Education and Training (iVET) is not always clear and there is an ongoing debate at all policy levels regarding this issue. In light of the crucial role that employers can - and do - play in modernising VET systems across Europe, Ceemet launched a European-level project with aim of providing an accurate picture of the role the MET industry plays in iVET.
A better match between skills and labour market needs is essential for European industrial competitiveness, in order to provide companies with the skills they need. For the European Metal, Engineering and Technology-based (MET) industry there is no time to spare. Rhetoric has to become reality.