FEANI, was launched in Brussels. The event was attended by a wide variety of Members of Parliament and policy makers in the field of the digitalization agenda of the European Commission. At the event, Greet Langie presented the Professional Roles Model and the output of the PREFER project. Greet points out to all participants that an increased self-awareness of engineering graduates is pivotal for closing the skills gap: already at student level, engineers need to be triggered on which competences they would like to acquire or develop in the future.
Altogether, the EEAG event proved to be a valuable platform to discuss the skills requirements of future engineers. Additionally, the discussion urged us to rethink the skills training as a joint responsibility of both universities and industry: a better dialogue between both parties enables Europe to overcome the digital challenges ahead.