About MeVeL
Wednesday, 26 September 2018
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The economic crisis is showing a sectoral and occupational restructuring in the Metal Sector:

• There is qualification tension in emerging sectors, with scarce offer of qualified manpower and other sectors with high rates of unemployment in groups of low qualified workers

• An increasing requirement of qualification for the replacement of the vacancies (qualification to be achieved on new learning concepts based primarily on skills training).

The transnational mobility of workers directly influences the quality and the nature of curriculum. However, studies show that despite the efforts of all EU initiatives, workers mobility do not increase as expected.

In this scenario, the virtual mobility of the workers plays an essential role to improve training of the adult population integrated in the labour world and their adaptation, basic in the context of quickly changing labour markets(Lisbon Strategy and European Employment Strategy).

Virtual mobility of workers can meet Metal companies needs in different aspects:

Improving responsiveness and efficiency of labour markets in Europe;

Enhancing adaptability of workers and employment rates;

Increasing significantly competitiveness for all workers to develop their skills and competences and to reach new agreements with multinational European companies for virtual exchange, becoming competitive professionals, ensuring possibilities to get new jobs all over Europe.

For all these reasons, it is necessary to encourage virtual mobility to allow Metal workers undergo sector changes taking advantage of their knowledge acquired in previous trainings and jobs, as well as to allow workers move from low-qualified jobs to others with higher contents in the same sector, thus providing higher added value to their performance.

The development of MeVeL virtual mobility learning environment that encourages mobility among metal workers, will reduce the number of these workers with low skills levels and substantially improve their market access.

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