SEMI Applauds Launch of EU Pact for Skills to Mobilize 2 Billion Euro Investment in Microelectronics Talent

BRUSSELS, Belgium – November 30, 2020 – SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, today announced strong support for the Pact for Skills launched by European Commissioners Nicolas Schmit and Thierry Breton to help reskill…

Preparing the European Microelectronics Workforce for the AI Era

By Yanying Li and Pushkar P. Apte While Artificial Intelligence (AI) emerged in the 1950s, only in recent years have AI applications proliferated with the explosion of data and continuing improvements in Moore’s law that have driven rising processing speeds. Voice assistants, image...

METIS Survey Successfully Concluded

The goal of the METIS Microelectronics skills strategy is to provide up-to-date skills intelligence by analyzing the skills demand  with inputs from the industry  and mapping the current skills challenges for employers,  assessing the skills supply, investigating the current education...

METIS’s 2nd General Assembly to Mark Success of the First Year

Last week, Friday 6th November 2020, the project consoritum hosted the second General Assembly after one year since the project kicked off in November 2019. The meeting was attended by all consortium members via a conference call facilite. During the...

Pact for Skills to Advance Europe’s Technological Leadership and Sovereignty

By Emir Demircan Europe is facing an acute shortage of skilled microelectronics workers that undermines the growth potential of not only the electronics industry but the European economy as a whole. Nearly 1.1 million job advertisements for electro-engineering workers were placed…

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...

Prof. Slavka Tzanova to present METIS at 18th European Week of Regions and Cities

Professor Slavka Tzanova, the WP3 leader of the METIS project and professor in the Department of Microelectronics and the French Language Department of Electrical Engineering at TU-Sofia, will present the METIS project at one of the virtual sessions “Centres of…

Virtual Workshop on EU Skills Policies for Microelectronics

The workshop by the Microelectronics Training, Industry and Skills (METIS) consortium on EU skills policies was held virtually on September 8th, 2020. Objectives: To inform the current and upcoming EU policies and activities on skills To discuss future policy and...

Take part in the METIS Microelectronics Skills Survey!

The METIS project invites all stakeholders from the industry and education/ training to participate in the Microelectronics Skills Survey! The aim of the survey is to define the jobs of the future, and highlight mismatches between the industry needs and…

Reskilling and Upskilling in the Microelectronics Industry After COVID-19

In light of COVID-19, the microelectronics industry is undergoing major changes and adapting to a great degree its work practices. This transition has given rise to new skills priorities. In such a challenging time, it is clear that reskilling and…

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