Alliance for Strategic Skills addressing Emerging Technologies in Defence, ASSETs+
Currently, more than three-quarters of companies in the European Union report difficulties in finding workers with the necessary skills, while only 37% of adults participate in regular training. The Defence sector is no exception to this trend. The rapid pace of technological evolution is drastically changing the labour market.
Developing educational content for the workforce of the near future is essential.
Furthermore, many misconceptions surround defence activities; however, this industry consistently operates at the forefront of innovation, offering the most advanced technologies and a highly international and multidisciplinary environment.
The ASSETs+ project aims to dispel the myths and biases associated with the defence sector while designing new courses and challenges that effectively capture students’ attention.
What is ASSETs+
The Alliance for Strategic Skills addressing Emerging Technologies in Defence (ASSETs+) was launched in January 2020, for a four-year period.
ASSETs+ is an Erasmus+ project, the European Union’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe.
Coordinated by the University of Pisa (Italy), the project is built on close collaboration between the Defence Industry, sectoral organizations, Higher Education Institutions, Vocational Education and Training providers and research centres, with 30 partners from 8 countries and a broad ecosystem of stakeholders.