European Year of Skills to reduce bus and truck driver shortages

The focus of this year’s Europe Day on reskilling and upskilling, young people, and third-country skilled workers is in response to the EU’s shortage of skilled labour.

In the road transport sector, Europe is missing some 600,000 bus and truck drivers, forecasted to reach almost 2 million by 2026 if current trends continue.

The International Road Transport Union (IRU) has commented positively on the objectives of the EU Year of Skills, more details can be found here.