NEWS - 2024/02/20

CARNET to Collaborate with the Consortium of Professional Automotive Training (CFPA) and the Agency for Business Competitiveness (ACCIÓ)

As indicated by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in the report Education at a Glance 2022, Spain exhibits a low but growing level of training throughout the professional lifespan (Lifelong Learning). Acknowledging the rapid evolution and transformation of skills in the automotive and future mobility sectors, there is a pressing need to address this knowledge gap in this discipline. By introducing targeted courses and educational activities, CARNET aspires to lead to a new generation of professionals capable of navigating the emerging job landscape in this field.

Through an agreement signed between the Consortium of Professional Automotive Training (CFPA) and the CIT-UPC Foundation, with the contribution of the Agency for Business Competitiveness (ACCIÓ), CARNET will identify and design new specialized training programs during the upcoming year. These programs aim to elevate the qualifications and skills required to navigate the transformative changes the automotive and mobility sectors are undergoing. The ultimate goal is to enhance the competitiveness of the sector in the face of the evolving value chain of future vehicles through offering continuous education at higher qualification levels, specifically at levels 4 and 5 of the CNQP, within the automotive and mobility sector. In this process, the Employment Service of Catalonia (SOC) will also collaborate.

Aligned with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), these courses are designed for the re-skilling and up-skilling, a task CARNET is committed to. Back in 2021, CARNET identified and developed eight courses, including Autonomous Vehicles, Connected Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Mobility and Cybersecurity, Advanced Materials for Vehicles, Intelligent Mobility, Intelligent Factory for Vehicles, and Robotics and Process Automation for Vehicles. These were the first phase of this educational collaboration.

Looking ahead to 2024, CARNET, positioned between the academic field and the industrial world in a strategic position that facilitates this task, is set to unveil six new courses. Initial subject considerations include electrification, advanced materials for vehicles, sustainable automotive, and value chain. Renowned experts from Spain will play an integral role in shaping course content, features, and methods. This collaboration ensures the attainment of a high educational standard, underpinned by a rigorous methodology that promises a substantial impact in this rapidly changing ecosystem.