Mobility sector to become more sustainable as new partnership is formed

Today, plans to create a more sustainable mobility sector were created as The Automotive Skills Alliance (ASA) and European Battery Alliance Academy (EBA) formed a new partnership. 

The EBA Academy, an organisation devoted to investing in e-mobility, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the ASA, a partnership which connects organisations from the automotive industry, social partners and educational institutions, which will enable the academy to upskill key workers across the UK towards an electric future.

Launched in October 2017, the EBA Academy is set towards installing sustainable batteries into mobility products to help promote a greener future.

The collaboration will provide and independent platform to facilitate contacts between industry, education providers, regions and policy makers to speed up a green and digital transition.

Jakub Stolfa, President of the ASA said, ‘Successful transformation of the automotive-mobility ecosystem towards electrification requires massive and coordinated support of up- and re-skilling of the European workforce within the growing European battery value-chain.

‘The cooperation of the Automotive Skills Alliance and the European Battery Alliance Academy is a great and important step forward to address the skills needs and gaps, and to connect training opportunities to support of the developing European Battery industry.

‘We are ready to jointly deliver tangible results, covering the entire ecosystem through this strategic partnership, from the industrial partners, education and training providers to regions all around Europe.’

Due to an increase in demand for sustainable batteries and the plan to install them into mobility products, it is estimated that the battery supply chain will require four million jobs by 2025.

Oana Penu at the EBAA said, ‘This collaboration will give the added boost the rapidly growing European battery value chain requires to succeed.

‘Our industry-led approach will drive the needed education and training to ensure we provide our workers with the skills to manage the burgeoning demand of our energy transition.

‘The ASA will add greatly to this mission, enabling us to accelerate the development of our European mobility industry.’

The partnership has been supported by EIT InnoEnergy, the leading innovation engine in sustainable energy, which is working to bring technology and skills to accelerate the green deal and Europe’s decarbonisation goals.

Photo by Rasmus Gerdin


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