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Digital skills: Challenges and opportunities

02/2021
Developing digital - or ICT - skills has been a policy priority in the past years, given rapid technological change in sectors and occupations. But the contribution of digital skills goes far beyond this.  Digital skills are an enabler of citizenship in societies and a driver of efficient an...
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Automotive industry at a crossroads

02/2021
What are the skills and employment trends in the European automotive industry? New Cedefop analysis brings insights into one of the most innovative and research oriented manufacturing industries of Europe, coping with Covid-19 pandemic and rising challenge of green and digital transformations.
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Skills developments and trends in the tourism sector

06/2020
Tourism is a very complex industry made up of a number of different businesses and economic activities. It can be defined with reference to the goods and services tourists consume, where a tourist might be defined as a person who is travelling or visiting a place for a variety of purposes. This i...
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Covid-19 and jobs: Which skills make a difference?

05/2020
More than months have passed since European countries implemented strict and far reaching lockdowns to slow down the spread of Covid-19 and to save citizens’ lives. These measures impacted societies, workers and businesses on an unprecedented scale. Entire industries were temporarily shut down an...
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Skills opportunities and challenges in occupations

Electroengineering workers: skills opportunities and challenges (2019 update)

01/2020
Electroengineering workers, or electrical and electronics trade workers fulfil a variety of roles which involve installing, fitting and maintaining electrical wiring systems and machinery, as well as other electrical equipment.
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Skills opportunities and challenges in occupations

Elementary occupations: skills opportunities and challenges (2019 update)

01/2020
People employed in elementary occupations usually perform simple and routine tasks which may require the use of hand-held tools and considerable physical effort.
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Skills opportunities and challenges in occupations

Handicraft and printing workers: skills opportunities and challenges (2019 update)

01/2020
Handicraft workers use high-level technical skills to apply both traditional and contemporary methods in the design and production of jewellery, pottery, or textiles, along with many other articles.
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Skills opportunities and challenges in occupations

Assemblers: skills opportunities and challenges (2019 update)

01/2020
The majority of assemblers are employed in manufacturing, industries such as food, drink and tobacco; rubber/non-metal mineral products; textiles, clothing & leather; basic metals & metal products; wholesale and retail trade; wood, paper, print, publishing; and motor vehicles.
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Skills opportunities and challenges in occupations

CEOs, officials & legislators: skills opportunities and challenges (2019 update)

01/2020
Workers in this occupation tend to create policies and direct the overall activities of the organisations which employ them. Occupations in this group include, amongst others, legislators, senior government officials, managing directors and chief executives.  
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Skills opportunities and challenges in occupations

Farmworkers and gardeners: skills opportunities and challenges (2019 update)

01/2020
Farmworkers and gardeners (also including forestry and fishery workers) are responsible for growing, managing and harvesting crops; rearing livestock; managing forests; and gathering fish.