BRUSSELS (Feb. 9, 2015) — The European Association of Automotive Suppliers is working with other trade groups and trade unions to address European employment policies regarding automotive trade skills.
CLEPA, the project leader, will collaborate for the next 18 months with the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers Association (ETRMA) and the European trade union IndustriAll to create a European platform for discussing employment policies, according to the two trade groups.
The groups held their first networking event for its new Automotive Skills Council Jan. 28 at the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels.
The first networking event, “Growth and Employment,” was designed to identify potential members of the Automotive Skills Council, as well as the right partners in various European countries, the ETRMA said.
“Unemployment remains a thorn in the side of many governments and a plague for younger generations, and therefore the work of this skills council for the automotive sector is all the more important,” said Fazilet Cinaralp, ETRMA secretary general.
“This is just the beginning of the process and we look forward to a fruitful cooperation and to the creation of a pool of experience and expertise that will help us in our future labor market challenges.”