Italy - Report on manufacturing - March 31, 2017

The employers’ organisation Federmecchanica produced a report on technological innovations and the consecutive changes in terms of skills. The second part describes the analysed initiatives, set up either unilaterally or jointly by social partners, aimed at developing future skills, such as continuous training, entrepreneurship education programmes, partnerships with educational institutions, promotion of school-to-work transition. With the renewal of the collective agreement, signed in November 2016, the social partners introduced an individual right to continuous training accounting for 24 hours (on a 3-year base), in order to ‘update, improve or develop knowledge and professional skills linked to technological and organizational innovation of productive and working process’.


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