SIF Topics

All the Skillman Forums address “Curriculum design, Sectoral skills development, and Ethical Issues in the Advanced Manufacturing sector”.

This year the Forum will adopt a holistic approach to the pandemic’s challenges to continue a concrete debate about the emerging Skills for Life and Jobs, the key skills that people have to possess to actively participate in society and for their employability.  One of the main focuses will deal with the role of VET systems in this process and with their capacity of being responsive. 

The themes for 2020 are set by the Forum Steering Committee as a continuation of the debate on:

  • Skillman’s action-driven model of CoVEs – Nature, characteristics and settings of the Centres of Vocational Excellence promoted by the Skillman Network for a green and inclusive ‘change game’’ in the advanced manufacturing and sectoral skills development.
  • Curriculum design – Innovative curriculum design in the Advanced Manufacturing sector in coherence with ECVET EQF framework and ESCO classification and in interconnection and coordination of actions and results with the existing EU tools and initiatives to anticipate and match skills and jobs.
  • Ethical values, TVET digitalization, green and inclusion – Capacity building synergies and collaborations to connect the competencies necessary to the Advanced Manufacturing to the personal responsibility according to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Transnational mobility and learning – Supporting the cooperation model of the Skillman network with innovative approaches and exchange of good practices in transnational mobility for education and employability.