Talk with the Minister for Labour @ the EU 2030 High-Tech Skills Vision

The Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Economy of Luxembourg discussed his view at the workshop on the EU 2030 High-Tech Skills Vision where Mr Crisonà presented position to a highly specialised audience of experts from academy, industry and social parts.

The occasion for the very relevant debate was given by the European Commission, with the support of PWC, the 19th of September 2018 in Brussels, to outlines the core aspects of the EU 2030 High-Tech Skills Vision for achieving Smart Industrial Specialisation and Digital Transformation.

During his wide speech, the Minister Mr. Nicolas Schmit pointed out various aspects and the relevance and need of highly pro-active skills policies. In nowadays trainings, he said, it is more and more important in order to ensure the competitiveness of the companies and the social security and satisfaction of the workforce. It is a political challenge to organise the skill needs anticipation, as well as the shortage of the training provision in all Europe. TVET sector is therefore engaged to provide solutions and best practices in all levels of educations.

The position, remarked Mr Crisonà during the presentation of the Skillman model, strongly supports this point and envisages furthering promotion of new bridges between TVET sector and industries, as well as with the concrete involvement of the social parts, in order to give a very high attention to the ‘long-term ethical values’ that the Skillman network really considers a core component for the implementation of the Smart Industrial Specialisation and the Digital Transformation.

Here following, the presentation slides:


About the Author: Giovanni Crisonà

Giovanni Crisonà started his career in 1986 and has been Provincial Trade Union representative in Italian State Police force for five years. With a degree of Technical Director in industrial engineering and a Master’s in education at Florence University, he started as a trainer and consultant in VET in 1995 and currently is the President of Centro Studi "Cultura Sviluppo", the research and training provider institute based in Tuscany and in charge to represent the European Forum for Vocational Education and Training in Italy.

As a LLL expert, he has been an EU Parliament Agora forum member, contributing directly to EU vision building process in VET and has collected hundreds of missions in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, Comoros, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mongolia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and United Kingdom working in international projects as a leader or a team member.

He has developed and introduced new learning methods and education practices for unemployed, disadvantaged, youngsters and adults, designing and organizing trainings, trainings for trainers and assessments in many fields like health and safety at work and Quality Management for public and private small and large organizations and introducing, from 1996, ICT resources in education with the production and implementation of multimedia learning materials and blended e-learning solutions in support to the on site learning.

In Italian and English language he has designed and produced several learning materials also to apply ISO standards and Quality Management principles in VET sector and in this field he is also a certified Skill Assessor recognized by Tuscany Region VET Authority.

In the last years, also as a leader of the project, he is as well deeply involved in developing mobility for learning.

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