Skillman Riga Declaration is out: Shaping the Future of Global Education and Skills Development

The Skillman Declaration stands as the culmination of a number of deliberations and insights garnered from a continuum of events, and echoing collective voices of the previous edition of the Skillman International Forum, The Skillman Alliance Summit, various workshops conducted this year and the Skillman International Forum 2023. This monumental declaration, a testament to collaborative…

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20th Annual International Scientific Conference on Social Innovations for Sustainable Regional Development

Klaipeda, Lituania, April 25-26 2024 Call for workshops and call for panels For the 20th Annual International Scientific Conference on Social Innovations for Sustainable Regional Development, set to take place in Klaipeda, Lithuania, on April 25-26, 2024, the Klaipeda University is launching a call for workshop and a call for panels. The two main themes…

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Letter of thanks from Yuriy BALANYUK – SIF 2023

We have received and with great pleasure republish the letter of thanks from Yuriy BALANYUK, Chairperson of National Qualifications Agency of Ukraine, for participating in SIF2023. Skillman International Skillman Leader Giovanni Crisona      On behalf of National Qualifications Agency and mysell I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the invitation to attend…

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H2020-Auroral Project: Pre-Call for applications AND experts for evaluation

The H2020-AURORAL Project focuses on increasing connectivity and delivering a digital environment of smart objects, interoperable services, platforms that are able to trigger dynamic #regional including #rural ecosystems of #innovation chains, applications, and services. #AURORAL organises its Open Call to validate and add value the project’s technology and use cases that contributes to creating an…

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Skillman.eu delegation visits China to strengthen cooperation in vocational education and training

A delegation from Skillman.eu, led by Chairman Giovanni Crisonà, recently visited China to strengthen cooperation in vocational education and training. The delegation met with government officials, industry leaders, and educators from across China to discuss ways to improve the quality and relevance of vocational education and training in both Europe and China.   The delegation’s…

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Meeting at Guangdong Construction Polytechnic

On August 21, 2023, an esteemed delegation consisting of Giovanni Crisonà, President, and Torsten Kietz, Senior Advisor of Skillman.eu, alongside Cloud Bayun from UK Naric and other distinguished members, convened in Guangdong, China. The purpose of this gathering was to engage with Pengfei Zhao, President of Guangdong Construction Polytechnic, as well as several managers and educators. The primary focus…

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Skillman.eu and Link Campus University Establish Collaboration!

📢 We are thrilled to announce that Skillman.eu has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Link Campus University. This collaboration aims to promote innovative solutions in education and skills, fostering growth and effectiveness in the sector.   Skillman.eu, represented by Mr. Giovanni Crisonà, President of CSCS, and Link Campus University, represented by Roberto Russo, General Manager,…

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David Tsiskaridze’s Experience at Skillman Secretariat in Pistoia

David Tsiskaridze, representing the International Business and Economic Development Centre (IBEDC) in Georgia, recently visited the Skillman Secretariat hosted by Centro Studi Cultura Sviluppo (CSCS) in Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy. The visit aimed to facilitate knowledge exchange and strengthen partnerships between the organisations. Here are the key highlights of David’s onsite experiences:   Exchange of Best…

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Final Conference of swost.eu Project: Promoting Gender Equality in Sport Organizations

We are pleased to announce the upcoming Final Conference of the swost.eu (Sport Without Stereotypes) Project, which will be held in parallel and within the esteemed Skillman International Forum 2023 (SIF) in Riga, Latvia. Organised by the Ministry of Education and Science, this conference will take place on the 26th and 27th of September 2023.…

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SWOST – INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON GENDER EQUALITY IN SPORT

The SWOST team and the Skillman network are glad to invite you to attend the workshop on gender equality in sport.
SWOST – Sport without stereotypes – is an Erasmus+ KA2 project aimed at changing Europe’s sport organisations through the challenge of gender stereotyping within sport organizations. The project addresses in particular a cross-sectorial cooperation, allowing for greater synergies across all fields of actions concerning sport organizations, with a special focus on access to rights, autonomy, participation.

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Massimo Temussi nominated Counselor of the Italian Ministry of Labour

We are proud to announce that the Skillman Board Member Massimo Temussi, Director General of the Regional Planning Center, was just nominated Counselor of the Italian Ministry of Labour Marina Calderone. Just a year after his appointment as head of the Sardinian Regional Programming Center, the Manager who had previously been the head of the…

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Skillman at the Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia

On 26 January 2023 in Riga, Latvia, Skillman, represented by Giovanni Crisonà and Valentina De Vico, held an official meeting at the Ministry of Education and Science to discuss and plan future cooperation synergies. Also present at the meeting was Ilze Brante, director of the Ogre Technical School, a modern and innovative vocational training institute located in Ogre, Latvia, 40 km from the capital Riga.

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ENTREPRENEURS MOBILITY

Skillman.eu offers its members the opportunity to benefit from the EYE – Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme thanks to the agreement and cooperation with the consortium EM Entrepreneurs Mobility.

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is the programme launched by the EU to provide promising European entrepreneurs with the necessary skills to start and/or successfully run a small business in Europe.

The EM Consortium consists of ten international organisations responsible for distributing the EYE grants.

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ALLIANCE SUMMIT – 2023

The KABADA team and the Skillman network are glad to invite you to share our joy and attend the final conference, where we will launch the KABADA business plan development tool and share our insights about its potential in the entrepreneurial sector.
KABADA – Knowledge Alliance of Business idea Assessment: Digital Approach – is an Erasmus+ KA2 project aimed at developing a tool based on an artificial intelligence (AI) for the assessment of business ideas and plans applicable to a wide range of young entrepreneurs for the promotion of self-employment and business activities.

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Giovanni Crisonà @ Education Plus 2022

On December 8, 2022 Dr. Giovanni Crisonà, Skillman.eu leader gave a speech at Education Plus 2022, an international summit for applied education and TVET. The presentation entitled “The Future of Education and Training during a Time of Major Disruption, including Global Conflicts” was held within the sub-forum “The New Era International Forum on High Quality…

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Skillman lands in China through the Asia-Pacific agreement

On October 28th, 2022 the Inaugural Meeting of the Skillman Asia-Pacific Preparatory Committee took place. The event, launched by Education Plus and UK China Council involved Chinese Vocational Education Centers and the Skillman network, which has developed a network of advanced industrial companies, colleges, vocational universities, training providers, experts in government, ministries of education and…

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I4MS conference 2022

European leadership and digital game-changers of the manufacturing industry 17 October 2022 – 21 October 2022 Budapest, Hungary The European manufacturing industry is gathering in Budapest! Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs), European projects, SMEs, technology providers and other stakeholders of the industry 4.0 are meeting on 19 October 2022 in the Hungarian capital, and you can be there with…

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2022.09.14 skillman newsletter

  Skillman International Forum 2022Event of the year! Dear members and colleagues,It gives us great pleasure to invite you to the SIF – Skillman International Forum 2022 on 23-24 November 2022, the annual event to redefine the future of learning in the advanced manufacturing sector, organised in partnership with the European Training Foundation, the Asian Development…

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TVET Digital Triathlon

The TVET digital triathlon TDT is a friendly competition, organised by Skillman and the European Training Foundation, in which Centres of Excellences present best practices in different digitalisation reform areas. The objective is to show how different aspects of the digitisation process in education can be addressed by institutions in different contexts with a blend…

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Alliance Summit 2023

Skillman, the worldwide network for skills in advanced manufacturing, currently present in over 95 countries with more than 650 members, leads an annual debate marked by two recursive milestones, such as the Skillman International Forum and, from April 2022, the Alliance Summit. The events are organised in collaboration with the European Training Foundation and with…

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Webinar invitation: “Kabada, your business pal: how the tool is disrupting Young Entrepreneurship in the digital age”

Dear colleagues and partners, Education has been transitioning rapidly into the digital age. Pedagogies have changed to engage the latest digital technologies, and methodologies, as well as contents, are more and more a blend between traditional patterns and innovative solutions. Kabada, our AI-based innovative tool that helps entrepreneurs shape a professional business plan quickly and…

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SIF 2022 INVITATION

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to the SIF – Skillman International Forum 2022 on 23-24 November 2022, the annual event to redefine the future of learning in the advanced manufacturing sector, organised in partnership with the European Training Foundation and the Regional Programming Centre of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia. This year,…

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Textwin

PROMOTED BY The joint policy initiative Eastern Partnership – EaP The joint policy initiative Eastern Partnership – EaP, aims to deepen and strengthen relations between the European Union (EU), its Member States and its six Eastern neighbours: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine – RESERVE YOUR SEAT Are you engaged in…

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“Good practices from the Skillman.eu network for sustainable, inclusive, ethical training and employment” at M.A.R.E’s final event

On 8 July 2022, ASPAL – the Sardinian Agency for Active Labor Policies – partner of the M.A.R.E project funded by the Italy – France Maritime Cooperation Program 2014-2020, will host the final event of the project, which delves into training for development and nautical employment. The organizers invited Giovanni Crisonà, leader of the Skillman…

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TVET DIGITAL TRIATHLON

TVET DIGITAL TRIATHLON NEXT EVENT: Introducing programming and robotics in education REGISTER Promoted by What it is The TVET digital triathlon TDT is a friendly competition, organised by Skillman and ETF, in which Centres of Excellences present best practises in different digitalisation reform areas. The objective is to show how different aspects of the digitisation…

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Skillnet project came to an end

The project “SKILLNET – Sector Skills Network of VET centres in Advanced Manufacturing” is coming to an end. Its objectives were mainly: To encourage the creation of transnational and national networks and partnerships of VET providers to improve the quality and efficiency of VET at national and European level To promote communication, dissemination, and support…

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Beyond the Limits: an Erasmus+ project on entrepreneurship through creativity

Skillman actively supports the Erasmus+ project “Beyond the limits” which focuses on connecting two themes: Entrepreneurship and Creativity. Entrepreneurship education seeks to provide students with the knowledge, skills and motivation to encourage entrepreneurial success in a variety of settings. Creativity is defined as the tendency to generate or recognize ideas, alternatives, or possibilities that may…

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Postcards from Apulia CoVE

The Apulia CoVE focused on the theme of advanced manufacturing, one of the main S3 of the Apulia Region, was successfully held on March 17 and 18, 2022.  The initiative is part of the Skillman network’s strategy to promote its CoVE model: a transnational platform, based on ethical and sustainability values, that fosters the meeting…

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TVET ALLIANCE SUMMIT – 2022

TVET ALLIANCE SUMMIT 2022 April 5-6, 2022 Promoted by the Skillman Alliance SIF 2021 created relevant knowledge with the contribution of international high-level experts. Participants shared their understanding and visions for the future of education and contributed with ideas for redefining approaches to learning and equipping them with a new attention to values. The 2021…

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Creative Industries

The joint policy initiative Eastern Partnership – EaP The joint policy initiative Eastern Partnership – EaP, aims to deepen and strengthen relations between the European Union (EU), its Member States and its six Eastern neighbours: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine – RESERVE YOUR SEAT Capacity Building TERMS FOR RECRUITMENT GENERAL…

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Study Visit COVE Apulia

Close The Skillman CENTRE of VOCATIONAL EXCELLENCE in Apulia Region. “Excellence” is a result of a joint strategy  Skillman Global CoVEs.eu is a transnational platform of skills ecosystems joined by IS3 Regional Authorities and Ministries of TVET, which brings together individual CoVEs in various countries with the additional support of Skillman’s partners. The initiative is…

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Digitalising Education (from the perspective of school management)

Digitalising Education (from the perspective of school management) The webinar was held on (April 12th, 15:00/16:00 CET) The COVID19 pandemic forced educational providers and governments into knee-jerk reactions to find alternative ways to continue education while maintaining social distance. The immediate option was to turn to online education, or rather transform existing classroom-based classes into…

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Capacity building in the field of Vocational Education and Training (VET)

The new call in the field of Vocational Education and Training (VET) is open! It supports international cooperation projects based on multilateral partnerships between organisations active in the field of VET in EU Member States, third countries associated with the Erasmus+ Programme or third countries not associated with the Programme. They aim to support the…

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The next European calls on the prevention of gender discrimination

Many European countries have seen a substantial deterioration in women’s training and working conditions in the context of an unprecedented crisis such as the Covid-19 pandemic. Fortunately, the new 2021-2027 programming is increasingly focused (and funded) on gender issues, with numerous calls already published or coming in the next few months. Within the CERV program,…

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SIF 2021: Study Visit to ATEC – Innovative Training Academy

As part of the Skillman International Forum 2021, a study visit was organized to ATEC – Training Academy, created in December 2003 as a result of a project conceived by the promoters Volkswagen Autoeuropa, Siemens, Bosch, and the German-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, with the support of the Portuguese government, with the objective of…

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Green Immersion as benchmark of Emilia Romagna Region

The topic of green immersion and transition is nowadays on everyone’s lips, and it brings a strong impact in our lives and the management of companies concerning sustainability and the Green Economy.  In a transitioning and globalized world, better resource management has become crucial for future well-being.  At the Skillman International Forum 2021, we decided…

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Preparatory workshop to “Cooperation & innovation Erasmus+ VET project on virtual reality” by Nkey at SIF 2021

In the context of the Skillman International Forum 2021, a number of workshops on different topics were implemented. Among them, the one dedicated to VR digital technology drew a lot of attention from the audience, especially amongst the youngest attendees. The workshop was carried out by Giovanni Golfarini and Camilla Meschi, VR trainers at Nkey…

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The EC supports Skillman’s endorsement on the Pact for Skills

Last year, the European Commission approved the Skillman’s application on the endorsement of the European Pact for Skills, a shared engagement model for skills development in Europe promoted by the European Commission. The Pact was officially launched on November 10, 2020. Becoming member of the Pact for Skills means joining a growing community of private…

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How is digitalisation transforming the manufacturing Industry?

A recent article published by the thematic portal ‘The Manufacturer‘ tackles the topic of the relationship between digitalisation and manufacturing. According to the magazine, manufacturing is undergoing a digital transformation and smart technology, data analytics and connected devices enable manufacturers to dramatically increase their efficiency, productivity and accuracy. Digitalisation is changing the way products are…

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OECD: Digital Transformation in the Age of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is amplifying the opportunities and challenges of the digital transition. In this regard, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published the OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2020, which examines trends and analyses emerging opportunities and policy options in the digital economy.  The report discusses the steps required to build resilience…

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European Commission: the digital strategy for data and a paper on AI

Digital technologies are profoundly changing our daily life, our way of working and doing business, and the way people travel, communicate, and relate with each other. Digital communication, social media interaction, e-commerce, and digital enterprises are steadily transforming our world. They are generating an ever-increasing amount of data, which, if pooled and used, can lead…

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Sustainable digitalisation: the European Green Digital Coalition

Sustainable digitalisation refers to the process of digitalising the economy in a long-lasting, green, and organic way. It aims to support and enable Europe’s twin transitions to a green and digital economy by building on its key strength: innovative SMEs and their business ecosystems. In the long term, the goal of sustainable digitalisation is strengthening…

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Unboxing the MFF Session II — Accessing Direct Grant Funding Programmes

The training was held on (September 24th, 2021, 10:30/12:30 CET) Background and focus:  On 17 December 2020, after months of painstaking inter-institutional negotiations against the backdrop of a global pandemic, the European Union adopted the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), its long-term budget for 2021-2027. Together with the NextGenerationEU recovery instrument, the MFF represents an unprecedented €1.8…

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Adaptive expertise

The webinar was hosted on (September 9th, 14:00/15:00 CET) Background and focus:  Classroom situations around the world are becoming more and more diverse due to factors such as migration, multiculturalism, and inclusion. In order for educators to increase their output quality, these challenges should be addressed within a classroom and environmental context.  Many educators still…

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Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs: a huge opportunity at hand

Today, we will introduce a European mobility scheme for entrepreneurs, called Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs, initiated by the European Commission in 2009. The programme aims to offer opportunities to aspiring or newly established entrepreneurs to go abroad within Europe to develop their entrepreneurial competencies in running a small business with an experienced entrepreneur, for a…

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Why is VET mobility so successful in Italy?

Since their introduction in 1987, European Mobility programmes have been very successful. Among the different kinds of Erasmus Plus projects, we can find vocational education and training VET mobilities. The purpose of these activities funded by Erasmus+ is to provide learning opportunities to individuals and to support internationalization and institutional development of VET providers and…

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Mission: gender balance

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.  There has been big progress over the last decades: More girls are going to school, fewer girls are forced into early marriage, more women are serving in parliament and positions of leadership, and laws are…

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Tailor-made upskilling for the Factory of the Future

The webinar was held on (July 15th, 15:00/16:00 CET) Background and focus:  The H2020 project FIT4FoF identifies new skills and job profiles for Industry 4.0 and develops a unique educational and training framework tailor-made to all relevant actors, including the shop-floor workforce. During this event, we learned from several project partners  about the approach to…

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FREASCO: free from sexism and sexual harassment at school

Gender-based violence (GBV) is one of the most widespread human rights abuses in the world, affecting individuals everywhere, with consequences that reach beyond the individual and can affect entire families and communities. Humanitarian crises and situations of fragility more broadly can exacerbate exposure to different forms of GBV. GBV interventions refer to core crisis programming…

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Why addressing GBVH(Gender-Based Violence and Sexual Harassment) is important in the education sector

In a truly democratic society, there should be no place for any kind of discrimination or violence.  Gender education should be considered at all levels, at all annual groups and curricula to improve education in this subject. GBVH that occurs in educational institutions on a systematic basis has long-term impacts on students’ learning, health, wellbeing,…

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Skillman sets a crucial partnership with iTech

In June 2021, the Skillman Alliance strengthened its cooperation with ITECH (VET School ITECH Elbinsel Wilhelmsburg) by signing a new Memorandum of Understanding. This new cooperation is aimed at establishing a mutually beneficial collaboration with the ultimate goal of contributing to the development and promotion of both parties’ activities. ITECH provides high-quality VET in dual…

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Skillman Alliance welcomes new partner Nkey

In June 2021, the Skillman Alliance strengthened its cooperation with NKey srl a highly qualified Italian ICT company with experience in research and development of integrated systems and services for business innovation. Since 2010, Nkey has been actively participating in European Projects developed within the Erasmus+ programme. This participation also led to the “VIRAL for Local…

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Feminine versus Masculine sports: the role of stereotypes and parents in children’s choice of sport or athletics

The role of sex stereotypes and gender roles in the sex differences observed in sport and exercise has been extensively investigated in sport psychology, with past studies showing that stereotypes are internalized into the self during the socialization process.  When we talk about children at a young age (2-6 years) who have not yet developed…

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The Gender Equality Index

The Gender Equality Index is a tool that measures the progress of gender equality in the EU. The GEI was developed by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) to highlight areas that need improvement at different levels, ultimately supporting policymakers to design more effective gender equality measures. The thematic focus of Index 2020 is…

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Adaptive Microlearning

Adaptive Microlearning The webinar was held on (June 24th, 14:00/15:00 CET) Adaptive microlearning guarantees tailored training by exploiting the potential of cloud computing and Big Data. Adaptive microlearning is a flexible, on-demand approach to delivering content – it is short, focused, and relevant, giving learners what they want and need, even under conditions of so-called…

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Let’s talk about gender: equality among youth workers and youth organizations

Youth initiatives can play an impressive role in responding to gender inequality and gender-based violence. With their work, they can influence societies at different levels from the empowerment and support for young people by the promotion and shearing of the correct information to promotion, supporting changes in law and state policies.  However, youth organizations that…

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Gender equality at work: the EYE program is a huge opportunity for young entrepreneurs

The EU Commission defines “Gender Equality” as promoting equal economic independence for women and men, closing the gender pay gap, advancing gender balance in decision making, ending gender-based violence and promoting gender equality beyond the EU. The topic is so crucial for the EU that a strategy (2020-2025)  to achieve a Union of Equality was proposed by the…

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The European Commission announced an action plan 2020-2025 – TOWARDS A GENDER-EQUAL EUROPE

The European Union is a global leader in gender equality: 14 of the top 20 countries worldwide on gender equality are the EU Member States. Thanks to robust equal treatment legislation and jurisprudence, efforts to mainstream the gender perspectives into different policy areas, and laws to address particular inequalities, the EU has made significant progress…

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Video interview with Janis Hermanis (KABADA project)

Janis Hermanis, the coordinator of the Erasmus+ KABADA project, was interviewed by Skillman and shared valuable information about the online digital tool that is being developed under the umbrella of the project and that will change the lives of many entrepreneurs in the near future. Janis clarified many aspects of the Kabada tool, already anticipating…

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Free download of the book “Powering a learning society during an age of disruption”: by Rupert Mc Lean , Shanti Jagannathan and Sungsup Ra

The newly published book “Powering a Learning Society During an Age of Disruption” is now available on both ADB and Springer websites as follows: ADB: https://www.adb.org/publications/powering-learning-society-during-age-disruption Springer: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-16-0983-1#toc Press release by ADB: https://www.adb.org/news/promoting-learning-society-key-equitable-education-amid-covid-19-adb-book It is an open access book and can thus be downloaded for free by anyone. Nobel Laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz wrote a Foreword to the…

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SKILLMAN ALLIANCE RENEWS ITS PARTNERSHIP WITH EDUKERRON INTERNATIONAL

“Skillman” was launched in 2014 and received the European Commission support in 2015 in the field of education and training. In its specific field of intervention, it is currently becoming the largest EU multilateral network combining a solid knowledge of skills needs and training practices with a well organised systemic and sector-related information system. The network…

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“Powering a Learning Society During an Age of Disruption”: the new book by Rupert Mc Lean , Shanti Jagannathan and Sungsup Ra that has a special mention for Skillman

Undoubtedly, this is an age of disruption. This newly edited volume by Sungsup Ra, Shanti Jagannathan, and Rupert Maclean titled “Powering a Learning Society During an Age of Disruption” critically discusses the roles and benefits of encouraging and actively promoting effective lifelong learning societies during a time of all-pervasive change. This change is occurring within…

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Register for the Skillman training on “Unboxing the Multiannual Financial Framework – Cohesion & Rural Development Funds”

Dear members and colleagues,   We are pleased to announce that registrations are open for the upcoming training on “Unboxing the multiannual financial framework – cohesion & rural development funds”. Background and focus: On 17 December 2020, after months of painstaking inter-institutional negotiations against the backdrop of a global pandemic, the European Union adopted the Multiannual…

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Training on “Unboxing the Multiannual Financial Framework – Cohesion & Rural Development Funds”

The training will start in2021/05/26 10:00:00 (May 26th, 10:30/12:30 CET) Background and focus:  On 17 December 2020, after months of painstaking inter-institutional negotiations against the backdrop of a global pandemic, the European Union adopted the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), its long-term budget for 2021-2027. Together with the NextGenerationEU recovery instrument, the MFF represents an unprecedented €1.8…

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EAPRIL Conference “Learning in the Age of Industry 4.0” in November 2021

EAPRIL (the European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning), an active partner of the SKillman alliance, will be hosting its main annual Conference, on the topic of “Learning in the age of Industry 4.0” on November 24-26, 2021, in Kufstein (Tyrol), Austria. The event aims at addressing the changing goals of our lifelong learners.…

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Skillman set crucial partnerships at the ITCILO Virtual Skills Fair

Skillman had a booth at the ITCILO Virtual Skills Fair on April 21-22, 2021. The objective of the fair was the development of partnerships among participating institutions, which may lead to solutions for the implementation of future-focused skills development initiatives. Participants had the opportunity to learn from experts, share their experiences with others, interact with participants…

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Skillman interviews Claudio Galli from Kohler and Rossella Brindani from Cis Training School

The Skillman online interview with Claudio Galli, Director Human Resources Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Kohler, and Rossella Brindani, International Departments Manager at Cis business training school, was recently carried out and published on the Skillman official Youtube account. The interview tackled a number of topics related to skills development, green and digital transformation, micro-learning…

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Let’s find out the opportunities and threats of digital teaching and learning in WBL with this Skillman webinar

Dear  members and colleagues, It is with great pleasure that we officially invite you to the next Skillman webinar about “Opportunities and threats of digital teaching and learning in the context of Work-Based Learning” on May 6th at 14:30-16:00 CET. The webinar is organized in collaboration with the European Training Foundation, the Assembly of European…

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Opportunities and threats for Digital Teaching and Learning in the context of work-based learning

The webinar was hosted on (May 6th, 14:30/16:00 CET) Background and focus:  Introducing digital teaching and learning (DTL) methodologies in education has been a trend for many years. The pandemic has generated a boost in these reforms in all countries. Priority has been given to the school-based component of education, with the ministries investing in…

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Skillman Alliance welcomes new partner NeroSuBianco Srl

In March 2021, the Skillman Alliance expanded with the entry of a new company into its network: NeroSuBianco Srl, an Italian organisation composed of a team of high-level specialists offering consultancy, analysis and optimisation of both processes and investment planning in new technologies. NeroSuBianco supports those companies who are evaluating, planning or implementing technological, productive…

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Register for “Creating Effective Innovation Ecosystems” & “TVET & Training and Civic Participation” webinars!

Dear Skillman members and colleagues, We are very pleased to invite you to two new exciting webinars, organized in collaboration with the Assembly of European Regions, IVETA, the European Network of Innovation for Inclusion and EAPRIL. “Creating Effective Innovation Ecosystems” 19 April 2021 at 10:00 CET a webinar on how to encourage citizen participation of…

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Understanding technological change and skill needs: skills surveys and skills forecasting

The world of work is being impacted by a fourth industrial revolution, transformed by artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies. With forecasts suggesting large shares of workers, displaced by automation, in need of upskilling/reskilling, the design of active skills policies is necessary. Conventional methods used to anticipate technological change and changing skill needs, such as…

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Learn about SELFIE and how it supports schools for learning in the digital age

Dear Skillman members and colleagues, We are delighted to invite you to another Skillman webinar, on “SELFIE – Supporting schools for learning in the digital age”. This interesting appointment will take place on Wednesday, April 7th, at 14:30 PM Central European Time. The topics addressed in the webinar are very relevant in the current world…

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Creating Effective Innovative Ecosystems

Creating Effective Innovative Ecosystems The webinar was held on (April 19th, 10:00/11:00 CET) An innovation ecosystem describes the complex set of relationships among very diverse actors and entities, which work for technology development and innovation in a territory. Amongst others, this includes the material resources and human capital of universities, colleges of engineering, business schools,…

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Technical Vocational Education & Training and Civic Participation

Technical Vocational Education & Training and Civic Participation The webinar was held on (April 20th, 10:00/11:00 CET) Civic participation is a process in which people take collective action to address issues of public concern and can adopt many forms: from individual volunteering, community engagement efforts and organisational involvement to governmental support. With regard to governments,…

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Skillman interviewed @Digital & the Centers of Vocational Excellence Facebook live event

As part of the initiatives set up by ETF (European Training Foundation) called #LearningConnects and aimed at helping people face the challenges posed by Covid-19 and ensure that learning continues to connect individuals and institutions, Giovanni Crisonà, leader of the Skillman network, participated as keynote speaker in a Facebook Live interview on the topic “Digital…

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Be a protagonist at the EAPRIL Conference Learning in the Age of Industry 4.0

Eapril (European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning), one of the most active partners within the Skillman Alliance, will be hosting its main annual Conference, on the topic of “Learning in the age of Industry 4.0” on November 24-26, 2021, in Kufstein (Tyrol), Austria. The event aims at addressing the changing goals of our…

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Skillman reiterates the plan to to reinforce its Global CoVes initiative@ the ETF event “COVEs as engines for VET Development”

The European Training Foundation, a long-standing Skillman partner, hosted a two-day online event called “Centres of Vocational Excellence as Engines for Vocational Education and Training development”. Giovanni Crisonà, Skillman leader, will participate as a keynote speaker on DAY 1, presenting the main achievements that stemmed out from the cooperation with ETF and leading a dynamic…

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JOIN THE ECONFERENCE: SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIVE LEARNING AND TEACHING THE NEXT APR 28TH

The Warnborough College and IVETA, the International Vocational Education and Training Association, are hosting together with the Skillman Alliance the Econference: Sustainable innovative learning and teaching, on April 28th, 2021. The conference will bring together experts, professionals and other education stakeholders to share their experiences and ideas in order to create sustainable and efficient learning…

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Innovation and farming: applications of Advanced Manufacturing in the food value chain

Innovation and farming: applications of Advanced Manufacturing in the food value chain The webinar was held on (March 26th, 10:00/11:00 CET) As is the case in other industries, agriculture is currently making extensive use of data mobility, industry 4.0, and new technologies that unlock productivity and cost savings. High-tech solutions are available to both local…

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Strengthening capacities of WBL professionals

The webinar was held on17 March 2021 Background and focus:  During the webinar, international experts and practitioners will discuss the role of work-based coordinators in schools and in companies. ETF will introduce the specificities of the different roles in the most established EU work-based learning systems as well as presenting solutions adopted by countries that…

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Put digital skills at the heart of education and training policies

European parliament NewsIn a resolution adopted today on the European Skills Agenda, MEPs call for significant investments to close the digital skills gap. With a view to the green and digital transition, MEPs emphasise the importance of training and learning new skills for workers in industries and sectors that are undergoing fundamental changes. They also…

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How the Skillman Florence Declaration set the basis for the initiatives in “Redefining the future of learning”

In 2019, the participants of the SIF-Skillman International Forum in Florence, Italy, finalized and agreed to sign the Skillman Florence Declaration, a seven-page document that lists a series of views on sustainable and inclusive growth in the area of skills development for employability. The endorsers of the Skillman Florence Declaration highlighted the need to implement…

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Skillman Desk Service

The Skillman Desk service is a useful platform that the Skillman Alliance has designed to support the implementation and dissemination of the relevant existing European tools and initiatives in the field of TVET. Our service is crucial in the promotion and sharing (among a variety of international stakeholders) of detailed information about the tools, their…

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Register for the IVETA webinar on “The importance of certification and accreditation in TVET” on Feb 26th

Our Skillnet partner IVETA, the International Vocational Education and Training Association, is hosting a webinar on February 26th, 2021, on “The importance of certification and accreditation in TVET”. For more info and to register, please visit the dedicated page.  IVETA is a network of vocational educators that includes vocational skills training organisations, business and industrial…

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Skillman PLC position papers drafted: can TVET systems play a crucial role in reshaping the future? Leave your comments

Megatrends such as digitalization, industry 4.0, climate change, and migration have been affecting our society, causing structural changes in the economy, as well as in the world of work and employment. Furthermore, in times of disruption as the ones we are facing, novel models of teaching and learning and more comprehensively, a substantial reengineering of…

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Update on EACEA’s new generation of funding programmes

EACEA’s new generation of funding programmes for the period 2021-2027 has now been politically agreed. EACEA’s funding programmes for this period will be: Erasmus+ Creative Europe the European Solidary Corps the Citizenship, Equality, Rights and Values programme (CERV). These programmes will build on the success of their predecessors (Erasmus+, Creative Europe, the European Solidarity Corps and Europe…

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A Skillman CoVe- ITKAM- to host the AlpBioEco Project final conference

ITKAM, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Germany, and one of the Centers of Vocational Excellence of the Skillman network, will participate in the Final Public Conference of the AlpBioEco project online on February 11, 2020, targeted at companies and institutions interested in circular economy. AlpBioEco is a project of the Interreg Alpine Space program…

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Invitation to the Skillman webinar on Teachers training needs analysis

The Skillman Secretariat is honoured to invite you to the Skillman Webinar on “Teachers Training Needs Analysis (TNA)“, on February 10th, 10:00/11:30 CET, organized in collaboration with the European Training Foundation. The event will focus on understanding what the teachers’ needs are at school and individual level. Furthermore, keynote speakers are going to highlight the importance…

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Teachers training needs analysis

Teachers training needs analysis Background and focus:  The event is organized in collaboration with the European Training Foundation. It will focus on understanding what the teachers’ needs are at school and individual level. Furthermore, keynote speakers are going to highlight the importance of upskilling staff and experts and adopting new pedagogic approaches and methodologies, especially…

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Our SWOST project that tackles gender discrimination in sports kicked off!

Officially our SWOST project has kicked off! The launching of the project was hosted online by lead applicant CSCS, on January 18th, 2021. The meeting served to bring all project partners together and officially launch the activities of the project. The first meeting was dedicated to general project implementation issues among partners from Italian Centro…

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Skills, motivation, success: 2 Skillman webinars coming soon!

How to encourage young people and provide them with adequate support so they remain interested in learning in a global context that is particularly challenging? Skillman is proud to host two webinars in collaboration with the Assembly of European Regions, IVETA, EAPRIL and ETF, which will provide an opportunity to share regional experiences and hear…

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New enthusiasm for vocational education & training: boosting self-confidence in young people

New enthusiasm for vocational education & training: boosting self-confidence in young people Background and focus:  One of the challenges in Technical and Vocational Education and Training is that it is often associated with negative representations such as the difficulty to follow general education or attend university. Objective:  Share experiences on how to make young people…

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Join the Skillman Peer Learning Clubs and shape the Vocational Education Training scene in Europe!

Skills for the industry of the future The digital transformation, the greening of the economy, and demographic change all generate a large and structural need for employees with technical and digital skills. The lack of adequately skilled workers is a major issue in this context, which is only partially addressed by current Vocational Education and…

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Redefining the future of learning at the Skillman International Forum 2020

The 6th edition of the annual SIF – SKILLMAN.EU INTERNATIONAL FORUM 2020 with a focus on redefining the future of learning, was held on December 10 and 11, 2020, in collaboration with IVETA, AER, EAPRIL and the European Training Foundation. This year, due to the current challenges posed by COVID-19 and the impossibility of mobilizing…

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Skillman Ethical Skills Awards video contest 2020: Award ceremony

The process of collecting subscriptions for the Skillman Ethical Skills Awards- Video contest 2020 was closed on Monday, November 30th, 2020. We have received a high number of applications that are being revised and evaluated by the SIF Member Committee. What happens now? The SIF member Committee will select a winner for each of the…

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Skillman International Forum 2020 in focus: presentations abstracts

The 6th edition of the yearly SIF – SKILLMAN.EU INTERNATIONAL FORUM 2020, about redefining the future of learning, will take place on December 10th and 11th 2020. As organizers, Skillman.eu, AER, IVETA, EAPRIL (with the collaboration of the European Training Foundation), are very excited about the number of registrations so far, sparked by the rich agenda of…

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Skillman International Forum 2020 in focus: presentations abstracts

The 6th edition of the yearly SIF – SKILLMAN.EU INTERNATIONAL FORUM 2020, about redefining the future of learning, will take place on December 10th and 11th 2020. As organizers, Skillman.eu, AER, IVETA, EAPRIL (with the collaboration of the European Training Foundation), are very excited about the number of registrations so far, sparked by the rich agenda of…

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Redefining the future of learning: Skillman International Forum 2020 Final agenda

The Skillman International Forum 2020 is a bit more than one week away and the final agenda this year looks exciting! A broad list of international speakers including members of the European Commission, TVET experts, company leaders, universities, research centres, educational institutions, youth leaders and international training organizations will present and discuss different topics around…

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AER PAVILION friday

Webinar: New mobility services- Anticipating skills and job roles This webinar will highlight regional examples on the integration of new mobility services and development of skills and job roles needed in the sector.  New mobility services are offering solutions to today’s growing challenges in terms of congestion, lack of space, growing population, air quality, noise, social…

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AER PAVILION thursday

Webinar: Circular Economy Revolution – Opportunities and Needs in the Labour Market The webinar will highlight the opportunities and needs that circular economy brings about in the labour market and present regional experiences on how VET programmes can support the transition towards a circular economy by boosting new skills in the population. The transition and scaling-up…

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Official invitation to the Skillman International Forum 2020

As a recurrent occasion, The Skillman Alliance will host again this year its Skillman International Forum (SIF) 2020, the online event on redefining the future of learning in the advanced manufacturing sector, on December 10-11, 2020. It is our great pleasure to officially invite you to the two-day online event, with a very rich agenda…

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Skillman Ethical Skills Award 2020

For many years, Skillman has successfully led the Skillman Ethical Skills Award initiative, aimed at recognizing and celebrating examples of excellence across environments and cultures, embedding ethical skills. It is our great pleasure to invite you to take part in the initiative again this year, open to all universities, schools, companies, individuals and students. Due…

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Skillman invited to speak at the meeting of the Directors General for Vocational Education and Training – DGVT

Skillman was invited as one of the main speakers to present at the Meeting of the Directors General for Vocational Education and Training (DGVT), on November 10-11, 2020. During the event, Giovanni Crisonà (the Skillman leader) will discuss good practices of innovative sectoral approaches in European VET, introducing the official launch of the Eu Pact…

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Let’s redefine the future of learning: subscribe to the Skillman Ethical campaign

Established in 2014, the Skillman.eu Network delivers concrete and innovative solutions as to the skills needed in the field of advanced manufacturing involving organizations in 84 countries. ethical campaign to reshape the future of learning Since its establishment in 2014, the Skillman network has been involved in stimulating innovation, entrepreneurship, and inclusive and sustainable development…

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Work-Based Learning curriculum development

The webinar was held on  Tuesday, October 27th,10:00/11:30 CET “We had more than 80 participants attending the webinar. From the positive feedback, we believe that the topics covered were helpful and interesting for the audience.” Background and focus:  During the webinar international experts and practitioners will present different models of cooperation between TVET providers and…

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Lifelong learning: Up-skilling and reskilling 50+

Background and focus:  This webinar aims at bridging the gap between the need for up-skilling and reskilling and will highlight some relevant regional examples. In a context of rapidly changing labour markets, the upskilling and reskilling of adults has become a priority. Technological changes and digitalisation require new skills, while many regions in Europe are…

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Why the webinar on “Lifelong learning: Upskilling and Reskilling of 50+” was a success

On October  21st, the Assembly of European Regions in cooperation with Skillman Alliance, hosted the “Lifelong learning: Upskilling and Reskilling of 50+” webinar. This was the sixth webinar on EU funding opportunities that are being organized by Skillman in collaboration with AER, under the Skillnet project framework (co-founded by the Erasmus+ Programme) in order to bring together experts in…

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INVITATION TO SKILLMAN WEBINAR ON “WORK-BASED LEARNING CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT”

Dear partners and friends, The Skillman Secretariat is honoured to invite you to the Skillman webinar on “Work-Based Learning curriculum development ”,  on October 27th, 10:00/11:30 CET, organized in collaboration with the European Training Foundation. During the webinar, international experts and practitioners will present different models of cooperation between TVET providers and WBL providers in relation to curriculum development. The presentations…

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LEONARDO: a new EuroHPC world-class pre-exascale supercomputer in Italy

The European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) and CINECA, the hosting entity of LEONARDO, a new EuroHPC precursor to exascale supercomputers, have announced the company Atos as the awarded vendor for the procurement of LEONARDO. LEONARDO will be a top-of-the-range supercomputer, capable of executing more than 248 Petaflops or more than 248 million billion calculations per second.…

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EAPRIL Online Event on Teaching in (Higher) Education in the COVID-19 era

Our Skillman partner EAPRIL will host an online event that might be of the interest of our network members, on ‘Teaching in (Higher) Education in the COVID-19 era’. The event will take place on November 25th, 2020 from 13:00 – 15:00 CET, in collaboration with the FH Kufstein Tirol University of Applied Sciences. The event…

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INVITATION TO SKILLMAN WEBINAR ON “LIFELONG LEARNING: UP-SKILLING AND RESKILLING 50+”

Dear partners and friends, The Skillman Secretariat is honoured to invite you to the Skillman webinar on “Lifelong learning: Up-skilling and reskilling 50+”,  on October 21st, 10:00/11:15 CET. The event will highlight regional examples on upskilling and re-skilling, serving as a good occasion to help organizations bridge the gap between their needs in this regard and the programmes offered by the EU.…

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SKILLMAN ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN

The Skillman Alliance is implementing an advocacy campaign targeted at policymakers with a set of actions to create support for policies under the framework of the Global CoVes initiative. All Skillman members are involved and engaged in this process, through a strategic plan of shared vision and actions to represent the network as a whole.…

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How to get involved in the Youth Policies of the future with Skillman

On September 2nd, the Skillman Alliance, in cooperation with the European Training Foundation, hosted the “Youth Policy Partnerships” webinar. This was the fifth webinar on EU funding opportunities led by Skillman and co-organized with the Assembly of European Regions within the Skillnet project framework (co-founded by the Eramus+ Programme), in order to gather experts and…

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Richard Pagett: why we need to care about Sustainable Development

Sustainability is the development that satisfies the needs of the present without compromising the capacity of future generations, guaranteeing the balance between economic growth, care for the environment and social well-being. At its core, it is about finding a balance between three dimensions: society, environment and economy. Any of the challenges facing humankind, such as…

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Invitation to Skillman webinar on “Youth policy partnerships”

Dear partners and friends, The Skillman Secretariat is honored to invite you to the Skillman webinar on “Youth Policy partnerships”. The event has the purpose to start a discussion with relevant stakeholders on youth policies in the light of a renewed EU Youth Strategy proposed by the European Commission about the importance of Engaging, Connecting,…

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Skillman Ethical Skills Award

The Skillman Ethical Skills Awards recognize and celebrate examples of excellence with ethical skills in the field of advanced manufacturing across environments and cultures. Founded by the Skillman Network, the Awards celebrate innovation in Ethical Skills Activation around the globe. Each year, award recipients comprise a showcase demonstrating through ideas and concrete cases how successfully…

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Continuous learning with the Skillman Webinars

The rapid shift towards a climate neutral Europe and digital transformation is changing the way we work, learn, take part in society and lead our everyday lives. In an era of disruptive changes and constant transformation, organisations can only grasp new opportunities if they develop the right skills to stay ahead of time and prove…

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Peer Learning Clubs for the European Pact for Skills

Skills are key for sustainable competitiveness, resilience and ensuring social fairness for all. The coronavirus crisis has highlighted the importance of having the right skills for strategic sectors to perform and for individuals to navigate through life and professional transitions. The Skills Agenda proposed by the European Commission will be launched in November 2020 and…

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Global CoVEs waves

Despite some minor changes, that will be implemented to align with the new funding conditions, activities to animate and support the Global CoVEs network in its development are all proceeding regularly and  implementing the funds already directed, reserve funds and voluntary contributions of our members. The Network is proceeding with the launch of the second…

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Artificial Intelligence for self-employment in the AM sector

KABADA – Knowledge Alliance of Business idea Assessment: Digital Approach  To promote self-employment in advanced manufacturing the Skillman network is helping to develop KABADA, an artificial intelligence tool that allows the self-assessment of business plans of technology start-ups. Over the next two years Skillman members will be involved in testing and debugging the tool, supporting…

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Free from sexism and sexual harassment at school

FREASCO is the new initiative approved and co-financed from 2020 by the European Commission – DG Justice, to prevent and combat all forms of violence against children, young people and women. The action, also with the financial support of the Skillman Secretariat, involves various organisations led by the Department of Education, Languages, Intercultures, Literatures and…

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Antonio Fernandez Perez: all you need to know about AR in TVET

Vocational training acquires exceptional value since it is all about the balance between gaining knowledge and building experience- learning through practice. The ability to work on different scenarios again and again with a learning purpose, in a comfortable way and without additional expenses, is a great advantage. Augmented reality is particularly powerful in this context.…

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EU neighbours: coping with COVID-19 in education and training

The ETF has published a report focusing on how 27 countries neighbouring the EU are coping with COVID-19 in the field of education and training, as part of our #learningconnects campaign. The report includes information about countries from South-Eastern Europe and Turkey, the Eastern Partnership and Russia, the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean, and Central Asia on: support for teachers and…

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Join us in the implementation of innovative TVET policies through transnational cooperation

On July 15, 2020, the webinar dedicated to “Innovative TVET policies through transnational cooperation” was hosted by the Skillman Alliance. Top-notch international experts presented their approach to skills development in relation to transnational cooperation. The webinar was a unique occasion for participants from different countries and institutions to get insights from key speakers and to…

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EU funds opportunities Intra Africa bulletin: open calls

 Intra-Africa Update on EACEA’s new generation of funding programmes 8 January 2021 EACEA’s new generation of funding programmes for the period 2021-2027 has now been politically agreed. EACEA’s funding programmes for this period will be: Erasmus+ Creative Europe the European Solidary Corps the Citizenship, Equality, Rights and Values programme (CERV). These programmes will build on the success…

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Skillman to establish “Knowledge Alliances in the maritime sector” partnerships

On June 17, 2020, a webinar dedicated to Knowledge Alliances in the Maritime Sector took place in the framework of a set of 18 online events that the Skillman Alliance is hosting with the purpose to establish solid partnerships for future EU project proposals.   The main speaker Elena Romanini, Skillman Senior Project Manager, presented the…

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EU funds opportunities Creative Europe bulletin: open calls

Creative Europe Selection results: The Distribution “Selective Scheme” – Support for the Distribution of non-National Films 2020 – EACEA/21/2019 – deadline 16/06/2020 22 October 2020 The selection results: The Distribution “Selective Scheme” – Support for the Distribution of non-National Films 2020 – EACEA/21/2019 – deadline 16/06/2020 have been published. Go to the selection results Selection results: Support…

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EU funds opportunities Aid Volunteers bulletin: open calls

EU Aid Volunteers Update on EACEA’s new generation of funding programmes 8 January 2021 EACEA’s new generation of funding programmes for the period 2021-2027 has now been politically agreed. EACEA’s funding programmes for this period will be: Erasmus+ Creative Europe the European Solidary Corps the Citizenship, Equality, Rights and Values programme (CERV). These programmes will build on…

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Skillman and the European Investment Fund on the “Skills and education guarantee pilot”

On June 11th, 2020, the Skillman Alliance hosted the “Skills and Education Guarantee Pilot (S&E Pilot)” webinar, presented by the European Investment Fund (EIF) and aimed at introducing financing initiatives implemented by the organization on behalf of the European Commission to stimulate investments in education, training and skills.  In line with the EC policy objective…

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Conference on CoVEs @ TKNIKA 2020

CENTRES OF VOCATIONAL EXCELLENCE: SKILLS ECOSYSTEMS FOR INNOVATION, REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND INCLUSION “The conference was not only dealing with Excellence: it was excellent in itself!” said the European Commission referring to the virtual conference on Centres of Vocational Excellence: Skills ecosystems for innovation, regional development and inclusion held on 16 June 2020. Tknika, with the support of the European…

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REPORT Executive agencies – evaluation

The purpose of this evaluation is the periodical (triennial) evaluation of the operation of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (hereinafter EACEA). The EACEA is governed by: The Framework Regulation for executive agencies 1; EACEA Act of Establishment 2, which sets out its mandate; EACEA Act of Delegation 3 and its successive amendments, specifying the tasks to…

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Successful Skillman webinar on Capacity building in Higher Education

The first webinar on EU fund opportunities was hosted online by the Skillman Alliance on May 13th, 2020. It covered topics related to capacity building projects in higher education and it involved a top-notch crowd of experts in the sector with wide geographical coverage, including European, African and Asian countries.  The agenda of the webinar…

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EU funds opportunities Erasmus+ bulletin: open calls

Erasmus+ The Structure of the European Education Systems – 2020/21 and Compulsory Education in Europe – 2020/21 30 October 2020 The Structure of the European Education Systems – 2020/21 This report illustrates schematic information on the structure of mainstream educational systems in European countries, from pre-primary to tertiary level. It includes national schematic diagrams, a guide…

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Live webinar on Augmented Reality by Soldamatic

On Tuesday, 5th May 2020 @ 15:00pm (GMT+2), our member Seabery will offer a free online webinar to show solutions for remote laboratories for education & research. If you are interested, please feel free to join. You will be able to do it from here: webinar room ************************* In this exclusive live webinar Seabery will cover the ways new…

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Knowledge alliances in the maritime sector

Background and focus:  The maritime sector has been a catalyst for the economic development and prosperity of the EU throughout its history. This webinar brings together HE organizations and businesses to brainstorm on effective strategies and actions to be taken in future EU call proposals, aimed at ensuring the long-term performance of the European maritime…

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Policymakers partnerships- Implementing innovative TVET policies through transnational cooperation

Background and focus:  Policymakers are crucial in the implementation of new strategies within the European region and are to be actively involved in the process of designing roadmaps in different areas. This webinar gathers a number of influential policy-making bodies in order to create new synergies and design inspiring policy recommendations to be carried out…

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Youth policy partnerships

The event will start in2020/09/02 10:00:00 Background and focus:  A renewed EU Youth Strategy proposed by the European Commission suggests the importance of Engaging, Connecting, and Empowering young people across the European region within new policy frameworks. This webinar engages experts to establish partnerships on youth policies that will contribute to creating more opportunities for…

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Capacity-building in Higher Education 2021

Background and focus:  Capacity-building projects in the higher education field are aimed at supporting modernization, accessibility, and internationalization in EU countries. The Skillman webinar, inspired by the same objectives, is an interactive panel discussion involving experts who will lay the groundwork for future EU project proposals, strengthen partnerships, improve HE curriculums, and exchange governance practices. …

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Newsletter April 2020

SKILLNET CATALOG OPPORTUNITIES Make the difference in achieving excellence in TVET The Skillnet initiative promotes a catalog of several activities and opportunities offered by the Skillman Alliance, with the ultimate objective of raising the quality and attractiveness of TVET providers, fostering the effective use of EU funding instruments, supporting the implementation of relevant EU tools,…

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Cedefop’s VET toolkit for tackling early leaving

Skillman believes that Cedefop’s VET toolkit for tackling early leaving and its 200+ resources of best practices, interventions, publications, tools, statistics and quick wins is a valuable source of support to policy makers and VET practitioners in Europe. In particular, Cedefop’s Reflection tools for policy makers and VET providers offer an analytical framework for tackling early…

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The newly submitted FREASCO project influences Skillman’s gender policies

On April 15th, 2020, CSCS along with an extensive EU partnership, has presented the “Free from sexism and sexual harassment at school (FREASCO)” project, under the DG Justice call for proposals to prevent and fight all forms of violence against children, young people, and women.  The project consortium is led by the Department of Education,…

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International Expert Roundtable 1 and 2 July 2019

International Expert Roundtable on Lifelong Learning: Developing a Framework to Monitor and Evaluate Lifelong Learning Implementation, 1 and 2 July 2019 The potential envisaged of lifelong learning – both as a social good and economic imperative – is widely acknowledged. Many countries, including Singapore, have implemented strategies and policies to facilitate the access to and…

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Vacancies | Cedefop

Status Title Reference Type Closing date Open Expert in public policy analysis and evaluation Cedefop/2020/05/AD Cedefop/2020/05/AD Temporary agent 22/05/2020 Open Data analyst Cedefop/2020/04/AD Cedefop/2020/04/AD Temporary agent 21/05/2020 Open Expert in labour market and skills research Cedefop/2020/03/AD Cedefop/2020/03/AD Temporary agent 20/05/2020 Open Expert in qualifications and learning outcomes Cedefop/2020/02/AD Cedefop/2020/02/AD Temporary agent 19/05/2020   Source: Vacancies | Cedefop

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The Skillnet catalog of opportunities

The Skillnet initiative promotes a catalog of several activities and opportunities offered by the Skillman Alliance, with the ultimate objective of raising the quality and attractiveness of TVET providers, fostering the effective use of EU funding instruments, supporting the implementation of relevant EU tools, and broadening the network of TVET professionals who wish to benefit…

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Webinar on solutions for remote laboratories for education & research

On April 13, 2020 at 12 PM (GMT+2) our member Nebulous Systems hosted a free online webinar to show solutions for remote laboratories for education & research. ************************* ENLARGE is the system commercialized by Nebulous Systems that allows you to connect to all the computer, physical and cyber-physical systems connected to the internal and secure…

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Vocational education and training in Europe, 1995-2035 | Cedefop

This synthesis report summarises the findings of the Cedefop project The changing nature and role of vocational education and training (VET) in Europe (2016-18). Research aimed at taking a step back and painting a comprehensive picture of VET developments in Europe, identifying challenges and opportunities. The summary shows that European VET varies between countries and…

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PLC4 Train the trainers

The meeting of the Peer Learning Club 4 will start in 2020/05/28 16:00:00 Background and focus: The aforementioned challenges will require a reinforced human dimension of the TVET sector to build resilience and identify synergies among actors. Capacity building will have a key role in the future of TVET, and this peer-learning club will allow…

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PLC1 Advanced Manufacturing Sector

Background and focus:  Tackling challenges related to skill adaptation and anticipation, stakeholder relations and innovation is crucial in the advanced manufacturing sector. This peer-learning group aims at pinpointing and analyzing those threats, which are already affecting the industry of today and shaping the scenery of tomorrow. First meeting on 28.5.2020   Event video Event presentation…

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Skillman at the International Conference on Skills Readiness for Achieving SDGs & Adopting IR 4.0

Giovanni Crisonà, founder of Skillman, was officiallly invited to participate and give a presentation at the International Conference on “Skills Readiness for Achieving SDG & Adopting IR 4.0”. The event was held on February 2-4, 2020 at the Institution of Diploma Engineers Bangladesh (IDEB) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The event was jointly organized by IDEB and…

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Skillman Alliance: Skillnet Project kick-off meeting

The Skillman network is actively involved in the Skillnet project that has the ambitious objective of encouraging the creation of VET providers’ partnerships to improve their quality and efficiency at national and European levels, enhancing their impact and relevance, and building cross-border cooperation for VET quality and attractiveness. This will ultimately lead to the improvement…

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Mapping of Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs)

Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs) are developing into an important component of EU Vocational Education and Training (VET) policy. During late 2018 and early 2019, an exercise was conducted to delineate CoVEs in terms of their main characteristics, with a view to informing the concept and the development of EU support plans. This report presents…

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Skillman at EACEA Networks and partnerships of VET providers Kick-off meeting in Brussels

On 22nd November 2019, Giovanni Crisonà, the founder of Skillman and Valentina De Vico, Skillman’s Deputy Project Manager participated in the EACEA Networks and partnerships of VET providers kick-off meeting in Brussels, presenting the SKILLNET project among other selected proposals. The event was attended by representatives of the agency and partner leaders, thus proving to be…

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Skillman on the November edition of ECVET magazine

The new edition of ECVET magazine was issued in November. Giving a valuable contribution to the TVET sector, the magazine is well-known for reporting about new developments on the European credit system for vocational education and training at European, national and sectoral level. Skillman had a special mention on this edition for hosting the Skillman International Forum…

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EU Raw Materials Week 2019 – Raw materials week

INNOVATION, NEW TECHNOLOGY TRENDS AND SKILLS FOR RAW MATERIALS Tuesday 19 November 2019 Hôtel Le Plaza Boulevard Adolphe Max 1000 Brussels Belgium “New technology trends in exploration, mining and processing, Skills for Raw Materials, Horizon 2020 Raw Materials Information and Brokerage Event” 08.00-09.30 Registration & welcome coffee 09.30-11.00 Session I: New technology trends in exploration,…

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ZITIE: The Belt and Road Initiative – a Way Forward

Bilateral meeting with the Zhejiang Technical Institute of Economics At the end of August 2019, Mr Giovanni Crisonà visited the Zhejiang Technical Institute of Economics (ZITIE) in Hangzhou to establish a mutual collaboration in the Zhejiang Technical Institute of Economics (ZITIE), a UNESCO-UNEVOC centre in China. The meeting with Mr Chandler, vice-president of the institute and the…

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Cedefop’s VET toolkit at the SIF 2019

The Cedefop’s VET toolkit for tackling early leaving was presented at the Skillman.eu International Forum 2019 The toolkit was presented in a dedicated workshop (Workshop B: Early School leaving Cedefop’s Toolkit) within the 5th edition of the yearly SIF – Skillman.eu International Forum 2019 on “Curriculum design, Sectoral skills development and Ethical issues on Advanced Manufacturing sector”. The co-ordinators of the dedicated…

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The Skillman Alliance with Earlall, Cumulus, IVETA and Eapril

The Skillman Alliance was presented at the High-level expert workshop on Future-Proofing Vocational Education for Manufacturing   The new EU funded Skillman’s strategy to develop a large network of CoVE with Earlall, Cumulus, IVETA and Eapril, was presented by the Skillman.eu leader Giovanni Crisonà at the High-level expert workshop on ‘Future-Proofing Vocational Education for Manufacturing: Strategy,…

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IVETA organizes its 2nd Europe Regional Conference on TVET

IVETA Europe is holding its second regional conference on technical, vocational education and training (TVET) in Sofia, Bulgaria.  The theme of the conference is “Bridging the Gap Between TVET and Employment Worldwide”.  Two related global crises are happening simultaneously: high levels of youth unemployment and a shortage of job seekers with relevant vocational work skills.…

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3rd Expert Workshop for the Blueprint on the automotive sector

Mr Giovanni Crisonà participated in the expert workshop meeting ‘Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills’ held the 12th of September 2019, in Brussels.  The Skillman network was invited to attend the initiative led by the Commission in cooperation with social partners and stakeholders to contribute to the analysis of the new trends related to the…

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Skillman news selection on advanced manufacturing and skills

How Do We Fix The Manufacturing Skills Gap? Lots Of Ways! www.forbes.com – Shared by L Marks It’s a common complaint and worry among manufacturers today that they face a serious skills gap. There’s been plenty of ink spilled about the critical need for people trained in the skilled trades: e… The Future of Industry: Making the Jump…

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The Skillman.eu Alliance

Skillman.eu leads a strategic alliance with other networks In November 2019, the Skillman network has founded a horizontal strategic alliance with other networks of which it has become the leader for a policy-making initiative at European level planned for 2020 and 2021. At present, the Skillman.eu Alliance includes: Cumulus, one of the world largest international…

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The Skillman network implements the ECVET standard 

For greater transparency across countries, the Skillman.eu network uses the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and fosters the implementation of ECVET principles among its members. Skillman indeed asks each organisation subscribing to Skillman to adopt the standard by signing a statement that it recognises and adopts the ECVET principles (collective Memorandum of Understanding – MoU). The…

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CPSC joins the network

Colombo Plan Staff College joins the Skillman.eu Network  Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician Education (CPSC), a leading Inter-Governmental Organization (IGO), which consistently addresses issues in Technical and Vocational Education & Training in the Asian and Pacific region, has joined the Skillman.eu network. CPSC became operational in 1974 with the Republic of Singapore serving as the first host Government and…

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Skillman news selection on advanced manufacturing and skills

HVCC Opens $14.5 Million Center For Advanced Manufacturing Skills www.wamc.org – Shared by FFJournal Hudson Valley Community College opened its new Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills today. HVCC President Dr. Roger Ramsammy welcomed visitors to the Troy campus to celebrate the new $14.5 millio… Share Manufacturing Management – £370,000 funding boost to bridge manufacturing skills gaps www.manufacturingmanagement.co.uk – Shared by ESTIA…

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Front Range Community College’s new building will expand opportunities for technical job training

PHOTO: Kati Weis, Chalkbeat Front Range Community College held a ribbon-cutting Thursday to celebrate its new Center for Integrated Manufacturing. A technical training program housed in a state-of-the-art building unveiled Thursday will enable students at Front Range Community College to pursue in-demand specialties like electronics engineering and optics — and eventually allow local high school students…

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News from the web August 2019

Robotics Online www.robotics.org – Shared by Robotic Industries Association Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Posted 08/12/2019 The two companies will collaborate efforts in building the next generation of the manufacturing workforce Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. a… Corps’ advanced manufacturing training transitions to MCSC www.marines.mil – Shared by Purdue IN-Mac The Corps consistently seeks ways to enhance the warfighter’s skills. For years, the…

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Weight for it! Here come the electric planes – The Manufacturer

After decades of fossil fuel-powered jets, advances in materials, battery chemistry, and electrical systems are opening up the possibility of cleaner, greener, cheaper commercial flight. But electrification requires plane makers to innovate, invest, work hard, and win the weight race. A recent Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre event discussed the pressing issues. A quiet revolution is…

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Skillman and SIF registered in the catalogue of upskilling initiatives by the FIT4FoF project

The EU-funded project “FIT4FoF: Making our workforce fit for the Factory of the Future” aims to identify future skills and needs of the European manufacturing sector and develop ad hoc training for companies to meet these needs. In this way, FIT4FoF will contribute to increasing the European companies competitiveness as well as the level of…

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Official launch in Portugal for the four operational goals of the SIF 2019

The official presentation of the SIF – Skillman International Forum 2019, held the 28th of June at the Lisbon Congress Center was attended by citizens, authorities, entrepreneurs and industry experts. The event was organised by the national representative of the Skillman network for Portugal, the Italian Chamber of Commerce for Portugal, led by its president Santi…

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MeMeVET joins the Skillman.eu network

The Mechatronic and Metallurgical VET for sector’s industries – MeMeVET, signs a collaboration agreement with the Skillman.eu network. The new member, the consortium MeMeVET, has received funds from the Erasmus+ Programme KA2 – SSA, to develop a unique European, Vocational education and Training (VET) Curriculum for complementary educational skills based on information gained on skills and needs in mechatronics and…

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MeMeVET4Industries @ EASME meeting

The Skillman Counsellor Fadia Khraisat presented the project MeMeVET4Industries at the expert workshop on “Aligning on-the-job training for Advanced Manufacturing: 21st Century Strategy, Collaboration Patterns and Learning Environment” organised in Brussels the 7 May 2019  by EASME/DG GROW of the European Commission. The meeting was aimed at the development of the European “Curriculum Guidelines for Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (AMT)”. The…

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Experts from the Skillman network at the High-level conference ‘Skills for industry strategy 2030’

Skillman.eu network has contributed to the realization of the conference ‘Skills for industry strategy 2030’ tanks to the participation of its key experts. The conference aims to develop a paradigm to meet the demands of the industry by having skills at the heart of the industrial policy and to provide a large-scale response to the…

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Good practices in transnational mobility @ SIF 2019

SIF 2019 focuses the Skillman approach to transnational mobility and learning. In particular, the speeches and the workgroups put their attention to how to boost and innovativate the support to the cooperational model of the Skillman network with innovative approaches and exchange of good practices in transnational mobility for education and employability. Skillman Network aims…

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Synergies and collaboration for ethics and inclusion @ SIF 2019

SIF 2019 focuses the Skillman approach to the ethics and inclusion. In particular, the speeches and the workgroups put their attention to how to innovativate the approach to the ethical values, green and inclusion with the implementation of effective capacity building synergies and collaboration. Skillman Network aims to connect the competences necessary for the Advanced…

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Innovative curriculum design

SIF 2019 focuses the Skillman approach to the design of curricula. In particular, the speeches and the workgroups put their attention to how to innovativate the curriculum design in the Advanced Manufacturing sector in coherence with ECVET – EQF framework and ESCO classification and how to interconnect and coordinate the actions and the results with…

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Nature, characteristics of the Skillman’s CoVE

SIF 2019 focuses the Skillman ‘action driven’ model of CoVE – Nature, characteristics and settings of the Centres of Vocational Excellence promoted by the Skillman Network for a green and inclusive ‘game change’ in the advanced manufacturing and sectoral skills development. The Skillman network proposes its own model to develop and maintain active CoVE on…

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The LbyT4IS model & the MeMeVET4Industries

The LbyT4IS model and the MeMeVET4Industries project presented at the expert workshop on “Aligning on-the-job training for Advanced Manufacturing: 21st Century Strategy, Collaboration Patterns and Learning Environment” in Brussels The Skillman representatives Ms. Fadia Khraisat and Mr. Giovanni Crisona, attended the 7 May 2019 in Brussel, the Expert workshop on Aligning on-the-job training for Advanced Manufacturing: 21st Century Strategy, Collaboration Patterns and Learning Environment. The event was aimed…

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Skillman @ the 5th Interreg Europe

Our Skillman Counsellor Massimiliano Leoncini participated in the 5th interregional cooperation forum of Interreg Europe The fifth edition of ‘Europe, let’s cooperate!’ was held in Brussels the past 10 April 2019. The Skillman Counsellor Massimiliano Leoncini represented the Skillman network at the event to take advantage of the various networking opportunities, build new contacts to set…

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Grand Launch of the “Smart’Orto Sociale”

The project “Smart’Orto Sociale”, an initiative affiliated to the Skillman.eu network, was launched the past 29th of April 2019 in Florence, Italy by the Skillman Councelor Massimiliano Leoncini The project implements an aeroponic vegetable garden (Sustainable Soilless Urban Agriculture) dedicated to horticultural crops to facilitate the integration of person and groups with disadvantages. “Smart’Orto Sociale” is a working prototype,…

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The Shaanxi Polytechnic Institute (China) joins the Skillman.eu network

The new membership with the Chinese Shaanxi Polytechnic Institute expands the Skillman activities in China and opens up the opportunity to tackle sustainability issues related to TVET institutions. The Shaanxi Polytechnic Institute, in fact, is actively involved in reducing unnecessary use of consumables and in promoting environmentally friendly actions. Qin Jingjun, Deputy Director of International…

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First meeting between the Skillman board and the ECVET Secretariat

The first online operational meeting to improve the implementation of the European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) within the Skillman.eu network was held on the past 2nd of April by the Skillman board. The ECVET Secretariat participated in the online meeting represented by the experts Karin Luomi-Messerer and Monika Auzinger. The two ECVET experts,…

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Digital skills and competence, and digital and online learning | ETF

Digital skills and competence, and digital and online learning Type Report Authors Alessandro Brolpito, ETF expert Year 2018 PDFEN The digital transformation is, to varying degrees, taking place in ETF partner countries also. The ETF aims at helping its partner countries reap the benefits of the opportunities offered by the digital transformation and address the…

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Skillnet

A new project for the creation of a Sector Skills Network in Advanced Manufacturing was designed by the Skillman.eu members Skillman.eu together with the global association Cumulus, the European Association of Regional and Local Authorities for Lifelong Learning EARLALL, the International Vocational Education and Training Association IVETA, and the association for the promotion of practice-based…

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Robot cluster in Slovenia

Skillman members work together to establishing a robot cluster in rural Slovenia A group of Skillman network’s members composed of Ubiquity Robotics (US), accent (AT), IRIS Research Institute (IT) and CSCS (IT) together with a team of experienced entrepreneurs and technologists elaborates a concept note on the creation of a robot cluster in rural Slovenia.…

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PLATIN: the new initiative supported by the Skillman.eu

PLAyful Transformations towards INnovative company cultures With the support of the Skillman Network, the D2i – Design to innovate, drives a group of Universities, enterprises, research centres, business representative and NGO from Denmark, France, Spain, Lithuania and Italy to address two contemporary challenges: • the need for enterprises to encourages creativity and innovation, • the…

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job Radar – TVET initiative

The new project designed in collaboration with MENETP (Madagascar) The project JOB RADAR – Radar for competences design and training, certification and guidance for the employment of disadvantaged youth in Madagascar was designed in collaboration with the Ministry of National Education and Technical and Vocational Training (Madagascar). The project aims at improving the employability of…

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Euro-Africa

A new joint project designed within the Skillman.eu network  A partnership set up by a group of Skillman.eu members has designed a new TVET initiative to support Madagascar and Nigeria to develop and implement innovative curricula in Advanced Manufacturing. The project, named EURO-AFRICA SKILLMAN, aims in particular, at preventing the TVET systems of the African partner…

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Online talk with Mr Narcis Bosch of cambrescat.org

5th of February 2019, at 11.00 a.m. CET Webinar with Mr. Narcis Bosch, Managing Director of GCCC, the Council of the Chambers of Commerce in Catalonia Following the publication, in December 2018, of the report concerning the employment of VET students in Catalonia The Council, promoter of the research, is a regional organisation established to…

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Rakesh Sanjel, the Managing Director of NAAT, at the Skillman Secretariat

At the beginning of January 2019 Rakesh Sanjel, the skillman.eu representative for Nepal, was invited at the Skillman Secretariat in Italy for a two-day meeting. Rakesh Sanjel is the Managing Director of The Northern Light Academy of Aviation and Technology (NAAT), a leading aviation academy located in Kathmandu, Nepal, whom prime mission is to advance knowledge…

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Skillman presented at the CLC-South Partners’ Meeting

Skillman has been presented at the CLC-South Partners’ Meeting of the EIT RawMaterials network. The event of the Innovation Hub (CLC) was held the 28th and 29th November at the Milano Bicocca University and was attended by local partners and stakeholders of the Knowledge and Innovation Community. The presentation, performed by Giovanni Crisonà, highlighted the…

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Gaziantep University becomes a Skillman.eu Network member

Gaziantep University Eu Research Centre (GABAM) adheres to the Skillman network as an associate. GABAM, located in the largest trade and industrial center in the west of Southeastern Turkey has a strong emphasis on scientific and technological research specially on energy, material, construction, engineering and information/communication technology. The university, besides enrolling over 25,000 undergraduates and…

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Over 130 enrolments to the webinars planned during the International online forum

The webinars planned during the International online forum have already reached over 130 enrolments from 34 countries all over the world: France, Belgium, Spain, Romania, Macedonia, Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, UK, Czech republic, Slovenia, Latvia, Cyprus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Turkey, Jordan, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Russia, Georgia, Syria, Egypt, Pakistan, Tunisia, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Bangladesh, India, USA,…

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SELFIE – Education and Training – European Commission

SELFIE is an initiative of the European Commission. The tool has been developed in close cooperation with a team of experts from schools, education ministries and research institutes across Europe. Partner institutions include the European Training Foundation, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) and UNESCO’s Institute for Information Technologies in Education.…

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skillman @ the ‘journée de la recherche Ingénierie & Architecture’ in Switzerland

The 10 of October, 2018 Giovanni Crisoná visited the international fair: ‘journée de la recherche Ingégnerie & Architecture‘ organised by the ‘Haute École d’Ingénerie et d’Architecture’ in Fribourg, Switzerland to understand better the state of the art in the technological research in Fribourg and to discuss about ongoing and further collaborations among skillman.eu and Hes…

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SKILLMAN.EU INTERNATIONAL FORUM 2018 will be held on November 29th and 30th

Skillman.eu Network launches the yearly online SKILLMAN.EU INTERNATIONAL FORUM 2018 on “Curriculum design, Sectorial skills development and Ethical issues on Advanced Manufacturing sector”. The Forum will be held on November 29th and 30th 2018. The SKILLMAN.EU INTERNATIONAL FORUM is organised as an online discussion board where experts from around the world can share information and…

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Kenya Skills Show 2019 is looking for sponsors and exhibitors

The second edition of the ‘Kenya Skills Show’ will take place on February 8-10th, 2019 at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (K.I.C.C) in Nairobi. The event, hosted by the Permanent Working Group (PWG) on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), in collaboration with Vision 2030 Secretariat and TVET Authority (TVETA) and funded by the…

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2nd GERMAN-ITALIAN INNOVATION CONFERENCE in Berlin 2018

                Giovanni Crisonà Slillman.eu alliance presented at the 2nd ‘GERMAN-ITALIAN INNOVATION CONFERENCE Investing in Italian Innovation: Smart Policies for a Digital Europe’. The event, held the 20th and 21st November 2018, aims at presenting the Italian policy framework to attract investors, supporting the ITA Foreign Investment Unit throughout the whole…

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EIT RawMaterials Information & Brokerage Event 2018

The venue took place October 15-16, 2018 in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin, Germany where Giovanni Crisonà represented Skillman at the speed-networking session discussing the future projects and the innovative cooperation with various potential partner organisations like the Hub Innovazione Trentino, Siemens AG, the General Council of Chambers of Commerce Catalonia, the New Business…

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Talk with the Minister for Labour @ the EU 2030 High-Tech Skills Vision

The Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Economy of Luxembourg discussed his view at the workshop on the EU 2030 High-Tech Skills Vision where the Skillman.eu position was presented in front of a highly specialised audience of experts from academy, industry and social parts. The occasion for the very relevant debate was given by the…

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Organisation of the WORLD CONGRESS OF COLLEGES AND POLYTECHNIQUES 2020

SKILLMAN.EU NETWORK IN THE PARTNERSHIP FOR THE ORGANISATION OF THE WORLD CONGRESS OF COLLEGES AND POLYTECHNIQUES 2020 Tknika, one of the Skillman.eu founders will host the 2020 World Congress of Colleges and Polytechnics, the hallmark activity of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics. The proposal for “Europe 2020” in Donostia, San Sebastian was accepted…

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THE SKILLMAN.EU TEAM PARTICIPATED IN THE CEDEFOP’S WORKSHOP ON SKILL ANTICIPATION METHODS AND PRACTICES

Skillman was selected by CEDEFOP, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, as an example of Sectoral Cooperation on Skills and was invited to the workshop on Skill anticipation methods and practices that took place the 14th and 15th of June in Thessaloniki (Greece). The event aimed at presenting three methods of skill…

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Skillman.eu, represented by Tiziana Chiappelli, participates in the Cedefop’s Third Policy Learning Forum

Tiziana Chiappelli, as representative of the Skillman.eu network, participated in the third ‘Policy learning Forum on Defining, writing and using learning outcomes’ to introduce and disseminate the solutions adopted by the network in relation to curricular design and learning outcomes. In the event, held the last 21 and 22 June at Cedefop’s premises in Thessaloniki,…

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QAPCO – Qatar Petrochemical Company joins the Skillman.eu network

QAPCO – Qatar Petrochemical Company, one of the world’s largest and most successful producers of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) joins the Skillman.eu network. Dr. Mabrouk Ouederni, Product Development & Innovation Manager met Giovanni Crisonà, Director of CSCS and partner of the Skillman.eu network in the TVET international experts meeting held in Doha (Qtar) the last 17-19…

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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…

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Giovanni Crisonà, partner of the skillman.eu network, was recently appointed ambassador tackling early leaving from VET

Giovanni Crisonà has been included in the list of ambassadors set up and managed by Cedefop – European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training. Ambassadors can make their good practice visible and accessible and contribute to further improve the Toolkit for tackling early leaving, a useful source for policy-makers and practitioners, working in a…

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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…

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Skill needs anticipation: systems and approaches | Cedefop

This publication is a product of the joint survey, among key constituents and partners, conducted by the International Labour Organization (ILO), Cedefop, the European Training Foundation (ETF) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The survey addressed ministries of labour and education, and trade unions and employer organisations in 61 countries on systems,…

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Cedefop publication: Insights into skill shortages and skill mismatch | Cedefop

This publication analyses Cedefop’s European skills and jobs survey, a new data set covering about 49 000 EU-28 adult employees. Compiling different data insights, the report highlights that skill mismatch is a complex, multidimensional and dynamic phenomenon. It calls on policy-makers to adopt a different mindset for tackling skill mismatch, focused on sustainable activation, continuous…

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Skillman @ ‘Skills anticipation methods and practices’ | Cedefop

To facilitate mutual learning on effective skills anticipation and skill matching and the exchange of good practices across EU Member States, Cedefop launched in 2016 a new thematic activity – ‘Governance of EU skills anticipation and matching systems: in-depth country reviews’. The aim of the initiative is to provide close support to EU Member States…

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Anticipating future skills needs (Video) Skills for Employment

Anticipating future skills needs (Video) Source: Anticipating future skills needs (Video) Skills for Employment The skills anticipation lifecycle that skillman.eu adopts, incorporates as one of its key components for the identification of skills needs[1], the ILO skills anticipation system[2] and it’s also ispired by the five methodological guides[3] to anticipating and matching skills and jobs,…

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The project meeting of Caronte: an useful opportunity to talk about the European learning standards for training

CSCS participated in the meeting of the Caronte project, held the past 31 of January, 2018 in Finland at DIMECC (Digital, Internet, Materials and Engineering Co-Creation). The presentation of Giovanni Crisonà (CSCS) on the new priorities for european cooperation on education and training is available here: The meeting has been a good opportunity to identify…

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Video recording of Skillman’s webinar held on 14/09/2017 is now available

Skillman Project Webinar: Thursday 14 September 2017 (h 12:00 CET) Skilmann project invites you to a webinar session on Innovative curricula in Advanced Manufacturing: Robotics, Composite materials and Industry & Production 4.0 Manager Skillman project provides effective answers to the constantly and rapidly evolving scenario of new technologies affecting the Advanced Manufacturing in the Transport…

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Video recording of Skillman’s webinar held on 21/09/2017 is now available

Skillman Project Webinar: Thursday 21 September 2017 (h 15:00 CET) Skilmann project invites you to a webinar session on Innovative curricula in Advanced Manufacturing: Robotics, Composite materials and Industry & Production 4.0 Manager Skillman project provides effective answers to the constantly and rapidly evolving scenario of new technologies affecting the Advanced Manufacturing in the Transport…

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Video recording of Skillman’s webinar held on 19/10/2017 is now available

Skillman Project Webinar: Thursday 19 October 2017 (h 15:00 CET) Skilmann project invites you to a webinar session on Innovative curricula in Advanced Manufacturing: Robotics, Composite materials and Industry & Production 4.0 Manager Skillman project provides effective answers to the constantly and rapidly evolving scenario of new technologies affecting the Advanced Manufacturing in the Transport…

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Video recording of Skillman’s webinar held on 26/10/2017 is now available

Skillman Project Webinar: Thursday 26 October 2017 (h 12:00 CET) Skilmann project invites you to a webinar session on Innovative curricula in Advanced Manufacturing: Robotics, Composite materials and Industry & Production 4.0 Manager Skillman project provides effective answers to the constantly and rapidly evolving scenario of new technologies affecting the Advanced Manufacturing in the Transport…

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Video recording of Skillman’s webinar held on 30/10/2017 is now available

Skillman Project Webinar: Monday 30 October 2017 Skilmann project invites you to a webinar session on Innovative curricula in Advanced Manufacturing: Robotics, Composite materials and Industry & Production 4.0 Manager Skillman project provides effective answers to the constantly and rapidly evolving scenario of new technologies affecting the Advanced Manufacturing in the Transport sector. The webinar…

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Video recording of Skillman’s webinar held on 16/11/2017 is now available

Skillman Project Webinar: Thursday 16 November 2017 Skilmann project invites you to a webinar session on Innovative curricula in Advanced Manufacturing: Robotics, Composite materials and Industry & Production 4.0 Manager Skillman project provides effective answers to the constantly and rapidly evolving scenario of new technologies affecting the Advanced Manufacturing in the Transport sector. The webinar…

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Video recording of Skillman’s webinar held on 30/11/2017 is now available

Skillman Project Webinar: Thursday 30 November 2017 (h 14:30 CET) Skilmann project invites you to a webinar session on Innovative curricula in Advanced Manufacturing: Robotics, Composite materials and Industry & Production 4.0 Manager Skillman project provides effective answers to the constantly and rapidly evolving scenario of new technologies affecting the Advanced Manufacturing in the Transport…

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Skillman’s Ambassador Nawar Kadi (Borås University) has been interviewed

He finished his doctoral thesis in 2001 Doctorate in engineering sciences, specialize: Mechanics, at Metz University, France. He was a professor is Aleppo university until 2016, Where He was the head department of textile and spinning Engineering form 2005 – 2009, Previously He has worked as technical and research consultant in different textile factories. His…

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Skillman’s Ambassador Henrik Hjort (Metropolitan University College) has been interviewed

Henrik Hjort is head of division at Metropol University College placed in Copenhagen. His occupation is to train the trainers to educate the people who work in the vocational areas and the vocational colleges in Denmark. Henrik Hjort has more than over 25 years of experience within international project work and human resource development. Earlier…

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Skillman’s Ambassador David Van Opdorp (Acrats) has been interviewed

After completing the study for sheetmetal structure specialist, he started to work at Fokker Aircraft Services, as an Sheetmetal Engineer, later Support Staff Sheetmetal Engineer and since 2015 in the position of Certifying Staff: Licensed Sheetmetal Engineer. During these years he developed himself as sheetmetal engineer, and continuously following trainings and courses to expand knowledge…

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Guidance and methodological approach to Skillman e-laerning platform has been published

USER GUIDELINES: Introduction Get started Managing a course Managing content Learn.skillman.eu on Mobile STRUCTURE OF THE TEACHER’S METHODOLOGICAL GUIDE: Introduction The EU’s educational vocabulary and context Open Educational Resources or OER The components of a well-functioning distance education system Validation and OER Teachers using OER: some pedagogical considerations Teacher’s choice using OER: linking learning to…

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The final curriculum on Robotics is now available

STRUCTURE OF THE CURRICULUM Programmable Logic Controllers Mechanical Maintenance of Automation Electrical Maintenance of Automation Maintenance Support Activities for Automation Fault Finding and Diagnosis for Automation and Robotics Robot Processes and Functions Automated Control Systems Machine Software Design Principles Robot Programming Intro to Simulation Engineering Process Optimisation To see it at the platform, click here

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Skillman’s Ambassador Valentina Chanina (EfVET) has been interviewed

Valentina Chanina; Head of Office EfVET. EfVET is an umbrella organisation which has been created by and for VET providers. Its mission is to champion and enrich technical and vocational education and training through transnational co-operation by building a pan-European network of institutions and partitioners. EfVET represents 24 countries in Europe , 25,000,00 learning providers,…

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Skillman’s Ambassador Rasmus Grusgaard (Danish Plastic Federation) has been interviewed

Rasmus Grusgaard is responsible for the plastics industry’s activities in the field of education. Both in relation to engineers, skilled workers, primary schools and a lot more. In addition, he is also member counseling in relation to education, new technology and materials. Rasmus Grusgaard is, however, the secretary of the Spray Testing Section and the…

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Skillman’s Ambassador Rebecca Hayes (BMet) has been interviewed

As Director of Sales for BMet’s locations across Birmingham and the Black Country, Rebecca is responsible for developing and growing BMet’s apprenticeship provision, ensuring that it provides the right skills to meet the needs of local and national employers. She has represented the further education sector for the last five years, providing training solutions for…

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Skillman’s Ambassador John Mountford (Semta International) has been interviewed

John Mountford leads the recently formed Semta International team. Semta International works closely with global partners in helping to develop solutions to understanding and meeting their Skills needs. This includes bespoke programmes focusing on Labour Market Intelligence, standards, training and certification. Semta International has delivered a number of major international Skills development projects working with…

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Skillman’s Ambassador Anita Davenport Brooks (Lander Automotive) has been interviewed

Anita’s role at Lander includes supporting the company to improve their HR, Development and Health and Safety functions, introducing up to date processes and procedures. Anita has introduced a large Apprenticeship programme which has been winning awards from January 2017. It is now a Regional UK winner at the NAS Apprenticeship Awards. Lander are now…

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Skillman’s Case Study: Anita Davenport Brooks

Background Lander Automotive is a leading supplier of assembled products in the Automotive Sector, specialising in fluid and air transfer systems, structural assemblies and interior trim assemblies. Building on decades of industry expertise, they use state of the art design and manufacturing facilities to provide first-class adaptive engineering solutions for an extensive range of OEMs…

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Skillman’s Case Study: Darren Jones

Background ZF Lemforder is a leading vehicle manufacturer supplier. ZF Friedrichshafen AG acquired the tradition-steeped group of companies comprising Lemförder Metallwaren AG and Lemförder Metallwaren J. Ulderup AG & Co, headquartered in the northern German town of Lemförde in 1984. Worldwide, the manufacturers of approximately 50 vehicle brands use steering systems and chassis components from…

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Skillman’s Case Study: Furqan Kahn

Background ATG (Automated Technology Group) is UK based supply chain manufacturer which is a leading global supplier of control and power solutions for industrial automation. Its approach includes designing, installing and supporting dynamic solutions for power, automation and process control, through which it drives the production lines, supply chains and service delivery of many leading…

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