DRIVES - Development and research on innovative vocational education skills

Project: Research project

Project Details


The aim of the project is to enable the realization of the aims of the Blueprint, namely the delivery of human capital
solutions to supply chain SMEs through the establishment of an Automotive Sector Skills Alliance covering all levels
of the value chain (vehicle production, automotive suppliers and automotive sales and aftermarket services).
A SSA will be established to build upon the GEAR 2030 work, whilst proposing concrete and practical initiatives to
address skills challenges, in particular through facilitating mobility of workers within automotive. Through this
approach, a sustainable cooperation on skills development across the value chain and through concrete initiatives will
be realised during the project, with four distinct aims:
1. Harness existing and proven Skills Frameworks in European countries (UK, GE), modernize them to cope
with future automotive trends (using expert analysis companies), and look at the deployment into new
countries (like e.g. PT, SK, RO, SP, CZ etc.).
2. Enable mutual recognition of awards between formal and informal automotive education, VET and
universities, and across Europe in order to enhance the use and success of government funded mobility
programmes such as Erasmus+ KA1.
3. Implementation of common European automotive skills umbrella and integration of existing skills
frameworks (Sector skills council, ECQA, AQUA, SkillMan, Skills Passport, etc.) including pilot trainings.
4. Project aims to build on the successful deployment of the Apprenticeship Marketplace by enhancing its
effectiveness for automotive job seekers. An IT infrastructure will be implemented to detail common job
requirements, which will be available for job seeking, training providers namely universities, VET providers
and more, as well as forming a market place job offers on local, nation and European levels.
Through the realization of the four aims, GEAR 2030’s strategy pilot implementation can be delivered and built upon
through the Blueprint SSA.
Effective start/end date1/01/1831/12/21