SPPRING 2019

Intergraf is coordinating a project on a future skills and recruitment strategy for the printing industry: SPPRING - Skills for the Paper and Printing Industries' Next Generations. SPPRING addresses the skills and recruitment needs of the paper-based value chain (pulp & paper manufacturing and paper-based printing). Intergraf is collaborating closely with the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) for this project.

Consortium partners from Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Slovenia and the Netherlands, alongside experts from various other countries, are working together to complete this project. Six work packages are being followed, including the mapping and analysis of education and training frameworks, contents and pathways for current and future skills, and the identification of future-relevant skills and education/training. SPPRING ultimately aims to develop a concrete skills and recruitment strategy and toolkit to help solve the issues identified.

 

Register as a stakeholder of SPPRING

If you have an interest in skills and recruitment in the printing and/or paper industries, we seek your expertise! Register in our Stakeholder Database so we can keep you informed about this project and invite you to actively participate. Being a stakeholder means having your training needs incorporated into the new EU skills and recruitment strategy the project will develop. Register now by following this link: https://it.surveymonkey.com/r/SPPRING

 

Take the SPPRING survey to give your views on skills and recruitment

The SPPRING partners invite you to participate in a survey on current and future training, education, and recruitment issues to better understand the views and concerns of key stakeholders in the paper based printing value chain.

The survey is a significant opportunity to influence the prospective skills and recruitment strategy for the paper value chain. It is open to anyone involved in the paper value chain including printers, paper manufacturers, VET providers, government bodies, higher education providers, recruitment agencies – and more!

We really value your participation and views and look forward to hearing your thoughts.

The survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PLN7DRY

 

Save the Date: WORKSHOP - 6 JUNE 2019 - GRAZ

REGISTER NOW! Download your Registration Form here.

Industry and education experts are invited to join a workshop as part of the SPPRING project.

Experts from companies, VET, schools and universities, ministries, and recruitment agencies are invited to discuss and validate the results of an EU-wide survey taken by industry stakeholders.

The workshop runs parallel to the Paper & Biorefinery Conference, 5-6 JUNE 2019, which participants of the workshop are invited to attend for free. On 7 JUNE 2019, 09:00-12:30, attendees are invited to join a trip to the Sappi paper mill in Gratkorn. This visit is also free but participants need to cover their own travel expenses.

 

AGENDA

09:00 - 09:15 Constanze Veeh, European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs - ‘Skills for the industries of the future’

09:15 - 09:30 Steve Bainbridge, CEDEFOP (TBC)
Overview of mismatches between current skills and competences needs and current education and training offer.

09:30 - 10:00 Presentation of SPPRING
Overview of the project, expected outcomes, and initial analysis of desk research & survey results for both sectors.

COFFEE BREAK

10:15 - 12:00 BREAK-OUT SESSION & SPEAKERS BY SECTOR: CURRENT SKILLS NEEDS
Delegates will break-out into two groups and hear from a specialist on current skills needs and recruitment challenges. Following this, the delegates will discuss and enhance the results of the survey and its analysis of current skills needs in their respective sectors.

LUNCH

13:00-14:30 BREAK-OUT SESSION & SPEAKERS BY SECTOR: CURRENT EDUCATION AND TRAINING SUPPLIES
Delegates will break-out into two groups and hear from a specialist on current education and training supply, programme registration challenges, and mentorship. Following this, the delegates will discuss and enhance the results of the survey and its analysis of current education and training in their respective sectors.

COFFEE BREAK

14:45 - 16:15 BREAK-OUT SESSION & SPEAKERS BY SECTOR: SKILLS AND TRAINING MISMATCH?
Delegates will break-out into two groups to identify and discuss potential mismatches of and gaps in supply and demand of education and training for sectoral skills and draw conclusions. If appropriate, recommendations may also be made for the sectoral skills and recruitment strategy.

COFFEE BREAK

16:30-17:15 CONCLUSIONS
Participants will report back from the day’s discussions. An exchange of views on the draft conclusions of current needs will be held and the next steps of the project discussed.

For more information about this event, contact Annie Scanlan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Contacts: Reka Sipos, Annie Scanlan and Alison Grace

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