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.
|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||178|
|Online courses/traininigs developed/provided/ VET students||E-learning platform with multimedia, new CNC simulation software is established||0||N/A|
|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||On Track|
|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||N/A|
|No less than 6,000 learners participate in vocational guidance through the mobile STEAM laboratory "Infomobil" and other events and projects||31/12/2018||On Track|
|An E-learning platform with multimedia, new CNC simulation software is established||30/06/2019||N/A|