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MicroElectronics Training, Industry and Skills


The consortium

METIS consortium


Concept and Objective

Digitalization is the key opportunity for the knowledge-oriented economy of our time, in particular for Europe, and semiconductor solutions are key drivers of digitalization. Therefore, microelectronics offers highly attractive job opportunities at the forefront of research and applications relevant to all of us.

Addressing the skills shortage is a priority for an elevated competitiveness of the European microelectronics sector. An important step in this direction is a stronger industry and education collaboration. Under the coordination of SEMI, the METIS (MicroElectronics Training, Industry and Skills) consortium, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme, is uniquely positioned to bridge this gap, as it will implement a new strategic approach to sectoral cooperation on skills for microelectronics by involving the key players across industry, education & training and regulatory/certification bodies.


Our Mission

METIS brings a unique European partnership establishing a sustainable framework to:

• analyse key global trends affecting the sector and provide strategic insights and foresights

• anticipate emerging skills needs, identify jobs of the future, define related occupational profiles and monitor progress in the domain of human capital for microelectronics

• develop a Sector Skills Strategy to support the global leadership of the EU microelectronics industry, establishing operational linkages between skills and the future of the sector

• federate European synergies towards the needs of data-driven technologies such as artificial intelligence enabled by advanced microelectronics and its skills requirements

• establish an EU Microelectronics Observatory & Skills Council

• design and deliver a modular and blended curriculum, integrating work-based learning that uses OER

• pave the way for the pan-European recognition and certification of innovative VET

• use innovative tools such as industry mentoring to facilitate inter-generational transfer of knowledge in the sector

• embed social (diversity & inclusion) and environmental sustainability (circular economy) issues and EU policy goals in workforce development.


Get in touch:

Ms. Stefania Gavra, Public Affairs Manager, SEMI