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Skills for the Future Forum

Tuesday, November 10 | 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
EU Digital Future Forum, Hall C2

Building a Strong and Diverse Electronics Talent Pipeline


Electronics, as one of the most R&D-intensive sectors in the world, requires a workforce that can efficiently harness the potential of new technologies, such as edge AI. The constant need to increase the flexibility of the talent pool, along with the current gap between the world of work and the world of education, are some of the key challenges for the sector’s competitiveness.

In the Skills for the Future Forum, METIS (Microelectronics Training, Industry and Skills), a 4-year project co-funded by Erasmus+ and coordinated by SEMI Europe, will bring together industry stakeholders, representatives from top education and training organisations, as well as key European policy makers, to discuss how to develop a robust workforce in such a rapid-paced environment. The preliminary results of the METIS Skills Agenda, a large-scale research pinpointing the new skill needs and skill mismatches of the sector, will also be presented in the Forum.



Key discussion topics:

  • How to attract and retain young talent in electronics
  • Developing a diverse workforce with increased participation of women and other under-represented groups
  • Strengthening the collaboration between industry and education for a stronger talent pipeline
  • Immediate industry priorities for reskilling and upskilling (Edge AI, Smart Mobility etc.)
  • Soft skills and the electronics workforce
  • Public policies at the EU and national level delivering skills