DRIVES is a new project funded by the EU in the form of a Skills Alliance, which will look at the Development and Research on Innovative Vocational Education Skills. This work reflects the needs and priorities identified by the Project Team on Human Capital of GEAR 2030 to which ETRMA contributed significantly.

The aim of the project is to deliver human capital solutions to the automotive supply chain - particularly SMEs - by harnessing existing and proven Skills Frameworks in European countries, modernising them, and looking at their deployment in emerging countries in the automotive supply chain.  Furthermore, IT tools will be developed to detail the skills required in emerging jobs in the automotive value chain as well as the training stepd needed - and the training offer available - to achieve those competencies.  The project will also look at enabling mutual recognition of training certifications across Europe as well as building a market place of job offers on local, nation and European levels.

The work will be carried out through the engagement of industry, national sectorial skills council and training providers / academia.

ETRMA will be a member of the Steering Board of the Skills Alliance and will contribute to providing strategy and direction to the project.  ETRMA will also contribute first hand at providing sectoral intelligence and road-mapping, it will help developing an Open Automotive Skills Quality Framework as well as its implementation, and will be a stakeholder in the  Group Responsible for Easy Automotive Skills Exchange.


The Development and Research on Innovative Vocational Educational Skills project (DRIVES) is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union under the agreement 591988-EPP-1-2017-1-CZ-EPPKA2-SSA-B.