Virtual Workshop on New Job Profiles for the Microelectronics Sector

The METIS consortium has proposed four new job profiles following the current ESCO (European Skills, Competences and Occupations) job profile template. ESCO is the European multilingual classification of Skills, Competences and Occupations.  ESCO works as a dictionary, describing, identifying and classifying professional occupations and skills relevant for the EU labour market and education and training.  Those concepts and the relationships between them can be understood by electronic systems, which allows different online platforms to use ESCO for services like matching job-seekers to jobs on the basis of their skills, suggesting trainings to people who want to reskill or upskill etc. ESCO provides descriptions of 2942 occupations and 13.485 skills linked to these occupations. Based on outcomes from interviews and focus groups organized by the METIS project, the consortium proposes four new job profiles:

  1. Microelectronics Designer;
  2. Microelectronics Materials Engineer;
  3. Microelectronics Smart Manufacturing Engineer;
  4. Microelectronics Maintenance Technician

The updated version of the job profiles are available for download.

On 20 October, the METIS project and the ESCO team had comprehensive discussions on the new job profile proposals at a virtual workshop. The ESCO team has praised the METIS project for the proposals and provided feedback on the proposals such as to consider knowledge on waste management in those job profiles in order to reflect the EU’s Circularly Economy strategy as well as to emphasis skills and knowledge on other environmental issues.