Skill-UP: skilling, upskilling and reskilling in the future Air Transport just kicked-off .
Launched in the framework of the Erasmus+ initiative, the Skill-UP research project defines new knowledge, skills and competences required for the different professionals of the aeronautical sector of the future. Starting from a needs analysis, Skill-UP intends to redesign educational and vocational training programs. Specifically, the new courses will allow for skilling, upskilling and reskilling of current and future workforce in air transport.
During the 29th and 30th January, twelve partners from five countries and including education and training institutions, as well as industry and the aeronautical sector, gathered in Rome. During the two days, the first steps of the project were discussed, as well as its objectives and future results.
Deep Blue coordinates Skill-UP, following a well-traced research path for the company, which started in 2015, with the project AIRVET (Aeronautic industry skill resolution for a more efficient VET offer, 2015-2017), together with INOVA+. Then, with the participation in the H2020 Skillful project (2016-2019), focused on the skills required from workers of the whole European transport sector and the training offer available to them. More recently, Deep Blue and INOVA+ took part in the Erasmus+ KAAT project (2018-2020), aimed at bringing closer professional and academic pathways within aviation.