Overview of Meetings

 USWE Final Conference - 26th November 2020 

The Final USWE Conference was held online on 26th November, the event brought together 70 participants from the maritime technology industry, trade unions, regional administrations, the European Commission, the European Parliament, education providers and other stakeholders. The project partners presented the main results of the project and the recommendations of the project and the next steps that the European social partners will take in order to safeguard the industry.   Moreover, during the Conference, different Experts provided an overview of the concrete skills needs and several training activities carried out by the industry across Europe. 




3rd Workshop - 20th October 2020 - Online

The third USWE's workshop was held online on 20th October.

During the workshop important outcomes were presented, such as the results of USWE Project’s survey on Skills, training and impact of 4.0 technologies and the USWE’s professional profiles: The project has developed the description of 25 sectoral profiles linking them to the activities performed and the technical, digital, green and transversal skills required.

 30 represenatives from industry, trade unions, and education participated in the discussions.



2nd Workshop - 11th December 2019. Navantia - Puerto Real, Spain

The second workshop of USWE took place at Navantia's Shipyard in Cadiz.

Around 40 people representing workers, employers, VET providers and universities came together in Cadiz to discuss future technology and in turn the future skills needed for the maritime technology sector.



1st Workshop - 8th May 2019. Turku, Finland

The first Workshop of the project was hosted by Turku University of Applied Science in Finland.

30 experts from industry, trade unions, education and public authoritiest participated in the discussions and visited Meyer Turku Shipyard and its Shipbuilding School.



Kick off Meeting 9-10 January 2019

Kick off project meeting!

Having revised and approved the regular aspects involved in an Erasmus+ Sector Skills Alliance project. This first meeting in San Sebastian helped us discuss and agree on the ways we are going to display the methodology designed for doing the desk research about the two initial most relevant activities of the project, analysis of the state of art and forecasting the trends for the future of the Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Sector.

When analysing the state of art, the intention is to focus mainly on the factors related to VET skills demand, the training provision and on the current employment situation in the Shipbuilding and Ship Repair industries.

The approach for the forecasting activity prioritizes the analysis of the technological trends, the challenges of Industry 4.0, and the economic, social, environmental and regulatory trends which will impact on the sector, forcing the shipbuilding companies to rapidly adapt their mindset to the demands of the new era. In Turku meeting the results achieved in these activities will be checked.

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