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European Vocational Skills Week
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How to bridge the skills gap to enable the green and digital transformation of the chemical industry

The chemical sector (including pharmaceuticals and rubber and plastics) is the second-largest sector in Europe for a number of direct jobs (3.4 million people). It contributes 11.9% of EU27 manufacturing employment.

The sector generated an even greater number of indirect jobs – up to three times higher than through direct employment.

More importantly, salaries are 45% higher and productivity is 67% higher compared to the average in the EU manufacturing sector.

These figures clearly indicate that the chemical sector offers a high number of well-remunerated jobs, but it also needs highly-trained and skilled workers to remain competitive globally.

Estimated total reach or number of participants: 70

  • vocational training | vocational education
  • Tuesday 17 May 2022, 08:30 - 17:30 (CEST)
  • Belgium
Type of event/activity
  • Conference / online conference
Main audience
  • Other
Type of organisation
  • Chamber (of commerce) or professional organisation

Practical information

Tuesday 17 May 2022, 08:30 - 17:30 (CEST)
European Chemical Regions Network