Ceemet, the European Tech and Industry Employers' Organisation represent the interests of the metal, engineering and technology-based (MET) industries. To ensure skilled labour in these industries, Ceemet advocates actions with all partners doing their fair share to close the skills gap.

Ceemet is an organisation speaks on behalf of the employers' in the MET industries, regarding labour market policy and industrial relations.

Ceemet represents over 200.000 companies across Europe that employ nearly 35 million employees and is a recognised social partner. A high priority for these companies is to have sufficient well-prepared skilled employees. To this end, Ceemet started in 2016 a series on "Digitalisation and the world of work". It looks at how digitalisation impacts the future of work.

In 2018 Ceemet published the Digitalisation and the World of Skills and Education report. The report focuses on education and training as an intrinsic part of work life and highlights the pivotal role of STEM in developing digital competence. This is of importance as the EU has been lagging behind its target to reduce the share of 15-year old pupils who fail in basic reading, math and science tests to below 15% and as it is currently moving further away from that target.

In Ceemet's Education, Training and Employability Committee education and training experts have a forum to identify and discuss issues companies are facing. Digitalisation is one of these issues and holds immense potential for companies Ceemet represents. But wasting STEM talent could stop us from capitalising on the opportunities it offers. 5 key learnings offer actions for the European Union, national governments, education and training providers, employers and employees to contribute closing the (digital) skills gap.

Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, united-kingdom, Other
Engineering, Materials science, Technology
Target group
education authorities, industry, policy makers, researchers, teachers
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