94% of business leaders report that they expect employees to learn new skills on the job within the next five years. A few years ago, in 2018 it was merely 65%, according to the World Economic Forum’s “The Future of Jobs Report 2020“ – proving that Lifelong Learning is more than a buzzword these days.

Boosting Lifelong Learning is one of our main goals in BoostEuroTeQ. In the project, we investigate the developmental needs of the engineers of the future and develop an upskilling strategy for professional engineers and a training program for Experts for Learning and Professional Development that foster the required lifelong learning offers.

Read more about our researchers’ thoughts and investigations on this topic here.

Why does the “Engineer of the Future” need lifelong learning?

With the digital transformation taking place in every aspect of our current work environments, it also affects numerous parts of engineering disciplines. Our BoostEuroTeQ colleague Patrick Lenz, researcher from TUM, analysed the developmental needs of a future European engineer. He shares his insights in this news article.

To create tailor-made training programs for professional engineers in close collaboration with institutional and industry partners, qualified specialists in the scientific upskilling of engineers are needed – this is the role of the “EuroTeQ Learning Professional”.

What do we mean by the “EuroTeQ Learning Professional”?

Our BoostEuroTeQ colleague Lisa Hasenbein, researcher from TUM, explains why and how we want to qualify so-called Experts for Learning and Professional Development.