The EIT Urban Mobility Competence Hub serves a wide variety of organizations with urban mobility transformation related education and training. The primary two groups of learners are expected in the mobility industry and city staff working with urban mobility. It also wishes to support citizens who are currently out of a job, and that need to reskill/upskill so they can enter/re-enter the urban-mobility market. This can be done either by helping them acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to qualify for new urban-mobility related jobs, or aiding them to create their own urban mobility project/company. The challenge here is to develop programmes that are in sync with present/future market needs and that are adapted to people (or groups of people) with very different professional backgrounds.
State your view regarding the reskill/upskill need decribed above. Is there a significant and general need, not met today and that requires our attention? Why is this not met today?
We should here focus on trying to understand the nature of the need, so please try to avoid discussing concrete solutions, even if it is difficult. Potential solutions will be discussed in the next step of the process.
3 thoughts on “Reskilling unemployed towards urban mobility jobs”
Need 1: identify new urban mobility companies that are hiring + the jobs they are looking for
Need 2: map skills/knowledge necessary for these jobs and derive a training programme which enables learners to develop those skills/knowledge
Need 3: connect the programme graduates with the job opportunities
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Regarding the mentioned challenge of developing programmes that are in sync with present/future market needs and that are adapted to people (or groups of people) with very different professional backgrounds.
In fact, developing programmes would be a mean, a solution for some more subtle needs. Moving to the opportunities around sustainable mobility for unemployed is an important issue due to the vulnerability of that group in society. Particularly the subgroup of young people would be an interesting target, due to the high potential to act as change agents of the urban mobility transition; and their capacity to influence in the long term. Socially excluded groups should be more involved in the sustainable urban mobility to create new business opportunities for them. See an example social innovation demonstrating the relevance of this need in emaus movilidad sostenible: https://eiturbanmobility.academy/2020/10/19/reskilling-unemployed-towards-urban-mobility-jobs/
This is indeed a very important area if we are able to succeed. This will most probably demand partnership and competence beyond what the present partners usually support us with. We could explore in the next step what this could look like. We probably need to add a urban mobility branch to a existing re-skilling programme.