The METIS Skills Strategy for the microelectronics sector will identify trends, challenges and opportunities for skills development and will include 20 Fiches of national/regional policies and initiatives that relate to the microelectronics sector and have established virtuous mechanisms for skills anticipation. The Fiches will be used as policy tools to provide concrete examples of what can be achieved at local/national levels.
Thanks to its multi-stakeholder collaborative approach, METIS will develop an evidence-based Strategy, based on assessment and projections of the skills supply and demand. The Strategy will provide:
- Analysis of the demand side, with inputs from industry partners and results of the assessment of the current scenario to provide insight on employment opportunities in the short- and medium-terms;
- Current skills challenges for employers (skills, competences, median vacancy duration time, etc.);
- Assessment of current supply, investigating not only the current VET provision, but also the dynamics of the existing workforce, new entrants’ perspective, retention rates, provision of technical and higher-level skills;
- Scenario analysis of inter-regional/cross-border mobility;
- Fit for purpose assessment of education and training provision;
- Action Plan for implementation of the Strategy: timeline, actionable measures, roles and responsibilities, potential engagement of external stakeholders, expected output and impact, etc.
The METIS Skills Strategy will be complete in Q1 2021.