Self-reflection tool for digitally capable schools (SELFIE) – European Commission

What is SELFIE about? Self-reflection Are schools exploiting the opportunities digital technologies offer? Can they transform digital technologies into better teaching and learning?  To help school communities to understand where they stand in their use of digital technologies, the European Commission  has developed, in collaboration with an international team of experts, an online easy-to-use self-reflection…

Game changing technologies: Exploring the impact on production processes and work | Eurofound

Last year, Giovanni Crisonà as a skillman representative, was interviewed by Eurofound on the impact of game-changing technologies in the manufacturing industries (notably on work, skills and working conditions). Expert interviews were part of a nearly year long study that Technopolis Group conducted in assignment of Eurofound. The results of that study have been published…

The participation of more than 80 subscribers and 345 online participants from 20 different countries in the International Conference ensures a wide dissemination of the skillman results

The International Skillman Conference, hosted by Tknika brought together specialists from 20 different countries all around the world. The different sessions of the conference have been animated by the participation of speakers of great significance as Jørn Skovsgaard of the Danish Ministry of Education, Christian Warden of MTC, Serge Monturet of EIT Raw Materials, Daniele Bassan…

The Skill council, of which Skillman is a member, has published the 2016 Report on Automotive sector

by Tiziana Chiappelli The Skill council, of which Skillman is a member, has published the 2016 Report on Automotive sector. Main topics of the Report are the employment situation in the automotive sector, including forecasts and trends and the evolution of the automotive sector’s occupations and associated skills with a specific focus on the innovative tools…

An interesting report on the role of qualifications and end point assessment in apprenticeships has been produced by Semta

An interesting report produced by Semta and drafted by Lorna Unwin, Professor Emerita (Vocational Education) and Honorary Professor in the ESRC-funded LLAKES Research Centre at the UCL Institute of Education, outlines the benefit and needs for qualifications in the AME sector. Comparison among the delivery and assessment approach across EU and wider international territories are…

Research advancements and technology foresight

At the beginning of the XXI century the Transport sector is experiencing innovation breakthroughs that are deeply changing manufacturing technologies: both automotive and avionics have seen emerging technologies as Robotics, ICT and Lightweight materials enter their production, requiring new skills and an adequate professional education. The entire planet is under a newly accelerated population growth,…

The role of Vocational Education within industries that are going through rapid change

Jorge Arévalo Turrillas, Regional Deputy Minister for Vocational Training at the Basque Government, delivers a talk on the role of Vocational Education within industries that are going through rapid change. The talk has been carried out within the second European Vocational Skills Week: ec.europa.eu/vocational-skills-week