Europe is facing a twin transition, which requires a change in the skills profiles of its citizens.
Local policymakers need to be able to adequately predict the skills trends on the ground and provide training opportunities linked to local skills ecosystems. In this light, VET has a key role to play.
How can regional authorities address skills gaps and mismatches in the face of the green transition? How can they ensure they adapt in line with their Smart specialisation (S3/S4) strategies?
Addressing these questions is the challenge of the SKYLA partnership, represented in eight regions: Tuscany, Podlaskie Province, Skåne, Sofia, Fingal, Provence-Alpes-Côte D’Azur and Lithuania. The regions will seek to overcome the current limitation in the role of VET in innovation ecosystems. This will help to strengthen links between SMEs, VET providers and the capacity among territorial ecosystems to foresee skills requirements and provide for their provision.
What does SKYLA seek to do?
SKYLA’s overall objective is to support public authorities in putting future skills at the centre of the twin transitions for a smarter, more resilient development, by boosting and adapting the role of VET in innovation ecosystems and innovative specialisation strategies.
🔷 encourage interregional learning on policy adaptation and modernisation required to adapt VET systems and facilities and integrate them into S3/S4 processes and innovation ecosystems.
🔷 understand how public policy can address these needs and challenges;
🔷design and implement policy improvements to integrate skills into the twin transition, with a new role for VET systems
🔷implement, extend and monitor policy improvements, using territorial resources.
Find out about the project
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What will this project change
The project will change the partnership's perception of the role of VET in Smart Specialisation (S3/S4) Strategies. By building strong connections between VET, SMEs and local authorities, the role of VET will increase in skills provision and forecasting.