SpaceCRAFT is a project of the Space Skills Alliance. We provide data, tool, and advice to tackle the space skills gap.
The space industry needs a wide range of skills from a wide range of people. SpaceCRAFT is designed to help make sense of them, support the process of recruitment, and facilitate upskilling and reskilling.
It provides a common vocabulary for alignment between education providers, employers, and employees, and a common frame of reference against which we can measure supply and demand for competencies, helping:
- students, job seekers, and workers to understand what competencies are needed in space and decide what to study and where to work
- companies to audit the skills of their current workforce, plan for the future, and create job adverts, role descriptions, and internal progression frameworks
- educators and training providers to develop courses and teaching materials to meet the needs of the sector
- policy makers to understand how space compares to other sectors, and identify where investment in skills is needed and might have the most impact
SpaceCRAFT has been developed based on our 2020 report Towards a space competencies taxonomy and our work since then with regional space clusters.
It is under continuous development and suggestions for improvements are welcomed. See the Roadmap for more information.