Engineering Industries Association of Lithuania LINPRA

Engineering Industries Association of Lithuania LINPRA

The changes brought by Industry 4.0. and digitisation are affecting the manufacturing industry increasingly. Following this trend, LINPRA pledges to tackle the skills gaps among metalworkers who will work in the factories of the future. Considering that the manufacturing sector is the heart and engine of Europe’s economy and that the metal, engineering and technology industries constitute the biggest part of the manufacturing sector, we will strive to improve vocational education and training (VET) to help specialists acquire skills that are pivotal for the sector to embrace the Industry 4.0.


Specifically, we will contribute to the development of vocational competences – including digital ones- for at least 100 trainees and at least 50 VET trainers in the metalworking sector, with the development of a new set of occupational standards, a new VET programme and educational material that matches the skills requirements of the manufacturing industry. In addition, we commit to actively work in the field of vocational guidance and reach at least 6,000 young people and vocational teachers with a mobile STEAM laboratory (InfoMobil), aimed at increasing the attractiveness of the engineering professions and the awareness of the need for digital skills in the manufacturing industry. In order to strengthen vocational training for engineering professionals we will establish a sector ‘Professional competence center’, gathering the vocational training centers that provide training programmes relevant to the sector. 

Contact: Agne Kudarauskiene
Website: www.linpra.lt
Last update: 30/11/2017
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Pledge Category

Digital skills for labour force

Pledge's geographical scope

Time period

Start date: 01/11/2017
End date: 01/01/2020

Other Pledge details

Public Funding:
The activities included in this pledge build on the results of two successful EU-funded projects: • European funding for project "Strategic VET development in Mechanical Engineering and Metalworking Industries" (Erasmus Key Action 2) – 100,663 Eur. • European funding for project "Industry 4.0 CHAlleNGE: Empowering Metalworkers For Smart Factories Of The Future (4CHANGE) (Erasmus Key Action 2 Sector Skills Alliances) – 157,178 Eur.

Engineering Industries Association of Lithuania LINPRA

An independent business organisation. We represent metal products, machinery and equipment, electro mechanics and electronics, plastics and rubber industry companies interests at international and national level.

Qualitative Impact

• Public awareness raised in Lithuania on VET as a first-class option for learners and on the opportunity for them to access the InfoMobil (small laboratory with computer numerical control CNC metalworking machines, screens, computers) and other programmes and events;
• Cooperation among 11 partners from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Germany with considerable expertise in VET and CNC software programming;
• The development of metalworkers’ VET curricula (new qualification standard and VET programme, training material for learners and trainers, an e-learning platform with multimedia and a new CNC simulation software) based on the analysis of metalworkers’ qualification standards in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Germany, and on sector-specific labour market needs in the Industry 4.0. These skills are highlighted in the position papers of CEEMET, ORGALIME, CEDEFOP and in LINPRA’s study ‘’Capacities of Lithuanian Institutions to Train Specialists for Ensuring Competitiveness of the Engineering Industry (2013): advanced technology and digital skills, robotics and CNC operation skills due to technology-driven innovation’;
• Support to VET policy reforms by establishing an ‘Engineering industry sector Professional competence center’ built on the network of VET schools, to ensure that education meets the needs of todays’ industry;
• Enhance students’ entrepreneurship and creativity, and foster their competences, to meet the needs of the Industry 4.0 labor market.

Quantitative Impact

Indicator Description Target Status
New VET programme/ VET students New VET programme and qualification standard (based on EQF), based on the current and future skills (including digital) demand in the metalworking sector, is designed and delivered 1 N/A
People trained face-to-face/ VET students VET trainers in the metalworking sector acquiring vocational competences -including digital ones. 50 N/A
People reached through awareness raising activities/ Students People receiving vocational guidance through the mobile STEAM laboratory InfoMobil and other events and projects 6,000 N/A
Online courses/traininigs developed/provided/ VET students E-learning platform with multimedia, new CNC simulation software is established 0 N/A

Pledge progress

Evidence about progress

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Milestones

Milestone name Completion date Status
Establishment of a Professional competence center of Engineering industry sector based on the network of VET schools 30/06/2018
A new targeted qualification standard and VET programme, based on the current and future skills demand in the metalworking sector, is designed and delivered in four European countries (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Germany) 31/12/2018
No less than 6,000 learners participate in vocational guidance through the mobile STEAM laboratory "Infomobil" and other events and projects 31/12/2018
An E-learning platform with multimedia, new CNC simulation software is established 30/06/2019