Training and Consulting Organisations from the Netherlands, Ireland, Austria, and France in very close cooperation with major automotive OEMs and Tiers, as well as the international ECQA certification association are currently developing a VET training that prepares recent graduates for successfully making their first steps in the automotive industry as an automotive engineer. The objective is to come up with a concise curriculum that delivers fundamental knowledge and skills that form the basis of the growing variety of engineering job roles in the automotive industry.

This collaborative activity has been inspired by major industry stakeholders who have been observing that engineering graduates without prior practical experience in the automotive domain have hardly any specific knowledge about the automotive industry, which is after all one of the key pillars of the European and worldwide economy.