Industrial VET Hub
During 2018-2020 Xarxa FP Secretariat is coordinating the implementation of an Erasmus+ KA2 project about VET 4.0 in Europe.
The fourth industrial revolution based on the new paradigm of Industry 4.0 requires both the skills adaption to new technological progresses and the inclusion of a gender approach to face economic and social challenges in terms of youth unemployment and industrial skills mismatch in Europe.
The Industrial VET Hub is based on the cooperation of international partners form Nothern (Germany), Central (Germany), Eastern (Estonia) and Southern (Spain) Europe to address these challenges by means of coping them with European VET systems of quality, which is the key education sector in which youngsters, and specially females, will gain the specific skills demanded by the industrial companies. Above all, the Hub will cooperate towards the positioning of Europe as an international reference based on the talent acquired through VET systems of prestige and inclusion of gender issues.
The general objective of the Industrial VET Hub will be therefore to build a sustainable transnational partnership to exchange good practices and implement strategic recommendations to tackle the industrial skills mismatch in general and to address industrial gender imbalances at school and the industrial sector.
Project’s Kick-off meeting, Barcelona, March 2019
The specific objectives are:
(1) to address and evaluate the sort of profiles and skills needed by the industrial labor market of the partner countries;
(2) to address industrial skills mismatch, gender wage gaps or imbalances in industrial companies of the partner countries;
(3) to improve VET industrial-related studies and curricula to reduce the industrial skills shortage of youngsters in partner countries;
(4) to improve VET industrial-related studies to make it more attractive to female youngsters in partner countries;
(5) to assess the gender parity approach in all good practices and recommendations in parnter countries;
(6) to develop and implement recommendations in the specific areas which are not performing appropriately.