The Transport Sector employs over 10 million people in the EU today.

At the same time, Transport is a social sector that is rapidly developing, changing. It's being influenced to the maximum extent by the development of automation, electrification and greening of transport, among others. And so facing problems in staffing, with appropriate and qualified personnel.

This makes the need for changes in training and education content, curricula, tools and methodologies absolutely imperative - incorporating lifelong learning aspects for the professionals in all transports areas.

SKILLFUL's vision is to identify the skills and competences needed by the Transport workforce of the future and define the training methods and tools to meet them.

For all the above trends, employability will be strongly connected by SKILLFUL to future transport job requirements for all transportation modes and multimodal chains (which constitute a key transport of the future trend) and for all levels/types of workers, while all training modes will be included and integrated in a balanced way.

To achieve this, SKILLFUL aims to review the existing, emerging and future knowledge and skills requirements of workers at all levels in the transportation sector.

To structure the key specifications and components of the curricula and training courses; to optimally meet these competence requirements, identify and propose new business roles in the education and training chain. Such as “knowledge aggregator”, “training certifier” and training promoter”, in order to achieve European wide competence development.

Project results are verified through a wide number of Pilots with low to high skilled workers from all transport modes Europewide and beyond. SKILLFUL aims are to:

SKILLFUL is innovative in its holistic approach. Covering all transport modes (including multimodal) and all educational levels, training methods and tools - and also in business innovation. Defining and analysing new actor roles, such as:

that may dramatically change future training provision and become the catalyst for sustainability in real world conditions.

This modular project looks at three time horizons: short-term (to 2020), medium-term (to 2030) and long-term (to 2050), with intermediate targets and scenarios that may easily be adapted/revisited in light of future market changes or new technological trends.

Contact the Project Leader: Dr Marin Marinov