Sector Skills Alliance

for Advanced Manufacturing in the Transport Sector

These key players cooperate with educational providers to detect skills needs and jointly design educational programmes in line with current and emerging technologies.

The Observatory on Advanced Manufacturing for the Transport Sector focus its research activities and yearly outlook on labour market intelligence and on the requirements for educational programmes around three key domains or problem areas: energy performance of production processes and of end products; advanced processes, robotics and use of advanced combined materials; infotechment and the use of ICT and wireless technologies.

The Sector Skill Alliance for Advanced Manufacturing in the Transport Sector represents the one-stop-shop providing state of the art solutions to competencies and skills needs aced by the automotive, aerospace and train industries. The Sector Skills Alliance is promoted by a network of leading organizations, including Jaguar Land Rover and SAS, Scandinavian Airlines Systems, in cooperation with research centres and accreditation and regulatory bodies.


Each challenge is assigned to a Thematic Commission, conceived as working group, which is responsible to build a knowledgebase on sector trends and innovations and on requirements in terms of educational programmes and qualifications. The educational programmes promoted by the SSA are primarily aimed at youngsters involved in tertiary VET qualifications, workers involved in short-cycle qualifications directed to re-skilling or up-skilling programmes and trainers wishing to access state of the art educational materials on Advanced Manufacturing for the Transport Sector. The SSA adopts an open approach allowing external stakeholders to join the Open Network of Associated Partners in the perspective of sharing information and knowhow, creating synergies and cooperation initiatives and promoting the raise of quality of educational programmes and qualifications in the field of Advanced Manufacturing in the Transport Sector.


Executive Agency for Education, Audiovisual and Culture (EACEA)

SKILLMAN Sector Skills Alliance for Advanced Manufacturing in the Transport Sector has been selected by EACEA within the 2014 call for proposals of Erasmus+ Programme.
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