Automotive Skills Alliance kicks off 2022 with the launch of a new publication and a fruitful stakeholder meeting

The Automotive Skills Alliance (ASA) started the new year by launching the first edition of the ASA Newsflash, the partners’ online publication containing information and insights on upskilling and reskilling activities in the mobility sector.

The aim of the monthly newsletter is to provide all partners in the alliance with information about the activities being carried out within the different working groups, facilitating the exchange of views and stimulating the discussion across the alliance.

The start of the year was also marked by the first meeting of Working Group 1. Attended by over 80 ASA members, the meeting welcomed speakers from different organisations, who presented different studies looking at the future of the automotive workforce and its subsequent training needs.

CLEPA’s Trade and Market Affairs Manager, Nils Poel, shared the results of the recent study on the Electric Vehicle Transition Impact Assessment of 2020 to 2040, showcasing how an EV-only scenario could put half a million jobs in the powertrain domain at risk.

Further, upcoming project opportunities were presented by ASA Leader, Jakub Stolfa, as well as an overview of planned actions within the Erasmus+ programme. Following this overview, the European Commission (DG EMPL) presented on the future impact of a ‘Just Transition’, a recently created for supporting a fair transition towards climate neutrality.

The agenda on skills will remain full over the next months. March 2022 will see the conclusion of the Blueprint project DRIVES, while the project ALBATTS on Batteries Technology, Training and Skills (ending in December 2023) will be releasing concrete deliverables contributing to the sector’s development.

In the meantime, the ASA will continue to ensure a smooth and sustained cooperation on the skills agenda within the mobility ecosystem, supporting the transition with concrete up and reskilling initiatives.


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