The Shipbuilding Pact for Skills: upskilling shipbuilding and maritime technology workers in Europe

sea europe pact for skills

The European sectoral social partners, SEA Europe and IndustriAll Europe, together with main industry leaders, education providers, national and regional sectoral stakeholders have fully committed to collectively address the main challenges currently faced by the sector by creating a large-scale partnership under the EU Pact for Skills initiative.

The aim of the partners undertaking this challenge is to jointly attract, train and retain a critical mass of highly skilled workers to reinforce the competitiveness and innovation in the European shipbuilding and maritime technology industry and ensure that it can achieve the goals to deliver smart, zero-emission ships and technologies by 2030. To do so, the industry aims at up- and reskilling more than 200,000 workers and attracting 234,000 new talents by 2030.

The Pact for Skills will deliver collective solutions to support the upskilling and reskilling of people in key companies and across their supply chains, focusing not only on digital and 4.0 skills but also on very necessary green, soft and technical skills.