Knowledge center training platform



Newsletter #1 – March 2021

Aeronautics skills and knowledge gaps in pre-employment training

Newsletter #2 – June 2021

Future scenarios in aviation

Newsletter #3 – February 2022

skill-UP training programmes

Newsletter #4 – August 2022

skill-UP Training Assessment

Newsletter #5 – October 2022

Knowledge Centre Launch


This document presents the results and conclusions of the online survey and the structured interviews conducted during the first phase of the project. It reports also a description of the future workforce profiles that will represent the target users of the aviation training programmes that will be developed within Skill-UP.

Issued in December 2020


This document describes the work conducted during the first year of the project, presenting four future scenarios in the aviation sector, key findings from the focus groups, and the design of the Air Sector Skills Transformation Map.




 Issued in March 2021

This document presents the results and conclusions of two main activities: 1) the review of the EQAVET standards and national validation requirements; and 2) the review of existing methodologies used in education and training that will be used to develop the Skill-UP training modules.



Issued in June 2021

This document presents the study pathways for skilling, upskilling and reskilling of ATCOs, Pilots, RPAS pilots and check-in agents. Each Study Pathway contains a: 1) Formal training Section, which explored the required training both theoretical and practical that will be essential to become professional in Europe and 2) a Competence-based Section,  which explore the most important technical and transversal skills required by the different professional profiles. 


Issued in June 2021



This document provides a description of the VET Training portfolio and the test session plans, such as indication on the time plan, participants to be involved, and tools to be used for the assessment. 










 Issued in April 2022


This document presents the main results of WP4, aimed to design a set of methodologies and tools for assessing targeted users in 3 distinct moments: before, during and after training is performed.









 Issued in August 2022

This document includes web-based module for users’ skills/profile analysis, matching with professional profiles and training opportunities


Issued in September 2022


Launch event: Skill-UP Project Overview

Skill-UP Project

National Launch Events

Online – October 2020

Scientific Publications

Paper for EHF 2020

From Education and Training to the Workplace: Gaps and Challenges in Aviation

This paper presents and discusses the results of a multinational study which was carried with 204 participants to analyse the transition from education and training to the workplace. The study was carried out by means of an online survey and structured interviews and focused on four groups of Vocational Education and Training users (flight crew, air traffic controllers, airport operators and Unmanned Aircraft System operators) and three target groups (employees, employers and external training providers).

Future scenarios in the aviation sector

SKILL-UP Personas

skill-UP personas represent the target users of the future aviation VET training programmes. They have been designed with the purpose of describing the competences (knowledge, skills and attitudes) needed to undertake the essential tasks in the future operational scenarios and related training needs. 

ATC Personas

Patricia, a new entrant remote tower controller

BiLL, a professional OJTI, to be upskilled into remote tower OJTI

Mary, a professional tower ATCO, to be reskilled into remote tower ATCO

Commercial Aviation Personas

Sara, a new entrant single pilot
Irina, a professional pilot to be reskilled into single pilot onboard
Paul, a new entrant ground pilot
Roberto, a senior professional pilot to be reskilled into ground pilot


Mary Jane, a new entrant remote pilot in the Open category
Marco, a professional remote pilot in the Open category, to be upskilled for the Specific category
Oscar, a professional remote pilot to be reskilled to fly optionally piloted vehicles and remotely pilot air taxis within the U-space


Gözde, a new entrant virtual check-in agent
Ipek, a professional check-in agent, to be reskilled into a virtual check-in agent