Strategy & Roadmap – Key Actions

DRIVES project, with intelligent gathering among main automotive stakeholders, provides the sector’s high- level vision on the needs for upskilling and reskilling of current and future workforce. The partnership has been establishing the strategy and roadmap that will pave the way to a fully-fledged Automotive Skills Alliance.

The methodology applied for the 1st RoadMap release has defined 8 Key Actions (KA) and 56 Specific Activities to be implemented by the wider automotive community as a strategic starting point to tackle the current and ongoing changes in the sector as indicated into the first RoadMap release, May 2020 version available here.

In its first approach to the Automotive Skills Strategy and Roadmap, DRIVES sets the scene around Key Actions (KA), by involving stakeholders in timely deploying the associated actions.

Key Actions condense activities required to build a Sustainable ecosystem for continuous cooperation on upskilling and reskilling of workforce in the Automotive sector. These have been further completed with iterative inputs from stakeholders.

Your opinion is important to design better Key Actions. Please provide us with your feedback on each Key Action by clicking the corresponding links to learn more and to take a short survey


  KA1 Survey feedback  

  KA2 Survey feedback  

  KA3 Survey feedback  

  KA4 Survey feedback  

  KA5 Survey feedback  

  KA6 Survey feedback  

  KA7 Survey feedback  

  KA8 Survey feedback


In 2020 we organized a Workshop, under the European Vocational Skills Week umbrella, with participants from industry, trade unions, education and training and the European Commission. This webinar had the objective of sharing our analysis of the skill needs from the industrial stakeholders and also the offer from VET providers across the European Automotive Sector. During this session we surveyed the participants on several key actions under analysis. You can access the full presentation here and the ppt presentation with here.
For the purpose of the 2nd RoadMap release, each Key Action was presented and discussed with several stakeholders of the sector to investigate their relevance and consistency and if any revisions of their strategic approach were necessary. 
Following this methodology, the objective of the 3rd and final RoadMap release was to enrich the roadmap with information and best practices that can help the wider automotive community translate the strategy outlined in the roadmap (1st and 2nd release) into a set of practical and operational actions for implementation. To do this, DRIVES Partnership engaged and involved stakeholders from regional automotive clusters,  presenting four main topics during dedicated workshops. These covered:


How to:

  • Provide a reference definition of skills and job roles relevant for automotive-mobility ecosystem
  • Establish a common methodology to the harmonisation of skills ontology in order to facilitate identification and description of skills
  • Provide unified and harmonised databases and information resources of skills and job roles to allow easy comparison
  • Adopt the reference framework by the key stakeholders



How to:

  • Establish or connect with skills domain groups of industry experts tasked with updating new and emerging job roles and skills
  • Consolidate an active automotive community focused on skills with relevant participation of stakeholders, with particular reference to companies, national associations, VET providers and regional authorities
  • Organise events aimed at facilitating exchange between key stakeholders
  • Provide the platform to access to the relevant information



How to:

  • Present trends and future foresight to education and training providers for a better vision of future needs and possible changes
  • Provide easily accessible data reflecting the current situation of the sector
  • Update existing curricula to address the challenges and skills changes
  • Evaluate current challenges affecting the sector



How to:

  • Develop specific training activities/programmes for workers with lower level of skills to upgrade their skills and create clear progression pathways between different training levels
  • Stimulate preparation of new modular training and education plans and curriculum
  • Develop initiatives in connection with guidance for young people as well as teachers and families
  • Set up training programmes with train-the-trainers approach focused to technical skills, digital skills and soft skills



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