WP 1 : Identifying skills needs

Work Package (WP) 1 has the difficult task of identifying the current and future skills and competence needs throughout the rail sector. It serves as a methodological umbrella for the skills identification performed by WPs 2 and 3, where the specific views of operators/infrastructure managers and suppliers will be further developed.

The focus is therefore on providing an overview and an introduction of the competence model featuring the four categories of social, technological, domain know-how, and personal competences. The analysis of skills and jobs will focus on technical skills that go hand in hand with the technical innovations and adaptions in the rail industry on both the suppliers’ and operators’ sides. The work will be based on the analysis of existing studies and more in-depth interviews to help assess the skill maturity level of the current workforce and identify skill gaps.