Article by Tiziana Chiappelli
Italian president of Confindustria calls for training in automotive sector. This is exactely what Skillman project is offering: new innovative curricula in the field of automotive for the workers and youngsters that are entering the job world.
“«A request for attention to the automotive world». This is what Confindustria’s president Vincenzo Boccia brought with him to Rome, after a day spent in Turin, where he took part in the pre-assise of the North-West the 12 December 2017: 250 entrepreneurs arrived from Piedmont, Liguria and Val d’Aosta to discuss the future of the industrial sector.” ( http://www.lastampa.it/2017/12/12/cronaca/boccia-gli-industriali-chiedono-pi-attenzione-allautomotive-dXMMAesmvgZGeQXnW7vDyN/pagina.html )
According to Boccia, “Piedmont and Turin are one of the fundamental pillars of industry (in Italy). From here, it is worth thinking about a mobility project as a driver of development. Bridges, railways, infrastructure” and the automotive too must be included in that list.
To the question of the “La Stampa” journalist Fabio de Ponte on what we need to do on the employment front, he replied: «The importance of the topic of formation has emerged. We need to think about both the internal training of factories for those who already work and the external ones for young people. The question of the link between university and work is fundamental ».
But, as the article “Università-impresa: il trasferimento tecnologico e i rischi per l’industria 4.0” (University-enterprise: technology transfer and risks for the industry 4.0) of the Italian financial newspaper “Il sole 24 ore” (12/12/2017) stresses there is a point of weakeness in the technological transfer model of competencies and skills.
According to the article, there is a data now acquired in the Italian development of the economy 4.0: fiscal incentives are working and pushing industrial investments. But it is also a less known fact and is the real weak point of the system: the work and the expenditure made in partnership by companies and public entities is still low, extremely low, to drain a valley in the market innovation and research conducted in the digital field. Without a breakthrough, the risk is that Industry 4.0 can stop to renew machinery.
After a resounding delay the core competencies, foreseen by the last year’s maneuver, as the Italian way to technology transfer, will start in 2018. As it turns out, the Court of Auditors in the past few days has released the provision that will follow the tender for selection mixed centers universities-research centers-companies. With the centers of competence the Italian government looks to the most technological transfer model, Germany and the network that revolves around the Fraunhofer centers, a frontier distant from us over 1.7 billion of expenditure.” (http://www.infodata.ilsole24ore.com/2017/12/12/universita-impresa-trasferimento-tecnologico-rischi-lindustria-4-0/?refresh_ce=1)
Skillman project, based on the collaboration of important research centres, together with the large sized and innovative companies and the certification bodies, have identified the priorities to be addressed by the Sector Skills Alliance by detecting the main problem areas and challenges faced by advanced manufacturing for the transport sector. Similar trends and technological developments shaping the automotive, aerospace and train sectors have been identified around energy, processes and materials, ICT and according to them Skillman project has produced very innovative and effective curricula on Robotics, Composite materials, Industry & Production manager, Industry & Production technician and Energy performance.
The transnational synergy and cooperation platform established by Skillman Project represents a unique opportunity and an extremely high value added to the multiplicity of mechanisms not only for the partners involved in the Consortium but also for the wider Associated Partners. The Associated partnership is open and accessible to any interested stakeholder external to the initial Skillman project partnership (see Home page of Skillman.eu > Become an associated partner)