USWE

Upskilling Shipbuilding Workforce in Europe

This project belongs to: Internationalisation

USWE project aims at detecting the skills gaps and future needs in the Shipbuilding Industry, including in the scope the several subsectors that make it up: manufacturing, repair, maintenance and conversion of vessels, including the equipment on board, and other maritime structures such as the offshore platforms. The project will start analysing existing data previously collected by diverse agents of the sector through diverse initiatives. It will also review social trends in demography or migrations, and the challenges originated by Industry 4.0, the increasing digitalisation of the manufacturing processes and the new KETs regarding their potential impact on growth and employment in the sector.

Based on the acquired knowledge and analysis, the partnership will elaborate an updated list of occupations and corresponding skills. Technical, transversal, digital and green skills will be the focus of this project.

Moreover, these profiles and skills will be enriched and validated by sectoral experts, focus groups and professionals at successive phases. Once there is consensus on the final list of occupations and skills, they will be sent to ESCO, fed into the Skills Panorama and supported with further proposals and recommendations for stakeholders and policymakers, so that the exploitations of the project results by future projects and initiatives in the sector can be reinforced from the beginning.

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