PRIORITY: ADAPT SKILLS AND JOBS TO THE NEEDS OF THE INDUSTRY
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES
Faced by the technological breakthroughs taking place, skills and training must be reconsidered to improve their match with business needs. This is a critical recruitment challenge also linked to the age pyramid and the sector’s attractiveness. So jobs are in short supply (e.g. technicians and production operators) and the more general scarcity of students poses significant difficulties that weaken the sector.
The complementarity of electronic, electrical and digital technologies has profoundly changed the industry’s training needs, since professions have to be reconsidered, which is also against a background of ageing and loss of critical skills in companies.
The attractiveness of jobs in electronics, microelectronics and embedded software, particularly among young people and women, is also a key issue as it determines the industry’s ability to attract and retain talent. In the context of global competition, the priorities are good visibility and better knowledge of dynamism in the sector”.
ACTIONS AND TOOLS
Development of the sector’s jobs and skills review panel
Faced by the tensions and rapid changes in the sector’s professions, the review panel’s role will be to draw up a dynamic national map of training supply and demand within the sector. Locally implemented, it will make it possible to undertake Forward Employment and Skills Management (GPEC) taking account of the special features of the employment areas, both for key technologies (components, embedded software) and for assembly, testing, production machinery and equipment, and specific logistics and commercial roles.
Structuring and strengthening the continuous training offer
Given the sector’s mismatch between the needs of industrial manufacturers and the existing training offer, it seems essential to develop new offers. Particular emphasis must be put on continuous training to provide rapid responses to the sector’s recruitment challenges. Thus, it will be possible to develop practical training courses based on the cooperation and networking of all those involved (schools and industry) as close as possible to the characteristics of employment areas. Excellent practical training for young engineers and technicians is a decisive factor in the success of our strategic industry.
Strengthen initial training and work-study programmes as well as ties between industry and schools
Initial training in electronics professions must be developed and the sector’s attractiveness to young people remains a priority. The ties between industry and the academic world should therefore be developed by encouraging industrial companies to get involved in the curriculum, the mobility of teachers in companies or even training teachers on the rapid developments taking place in the sector.