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Skillman Declaration 2022

The Skillman International Forum 2022 has just come to an end and it is time to wrap up the main concepts brought up at the conference as priorities for the members of the Skillman network. The Network identifies the need to confront and respond to demands created by an age of disruption that involves such…

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…

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…

Skillman at Lincoln University’s graduation ceremony

On September 7, 2022, Giovanni Crisonà, Skillman leader, was invited as a selected guest to attend the Graduation Ceremonies at the University of Lincoln, UK. Since Queen Elizabeth II opened the first University of Lincoln building on the Brayford Pool Campus, they have welcomed more than 90,000 students from across 135 countries. Today, they are…

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…

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…

SIF – Skillman International Forum 2022

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 Bank and the Regional Programming Centre of the Autonomous Region…

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…

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,…

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 – {{ vc_btn: link=url%3Ahttp%253A%252F%252Flearn.skillman.eu%252Fcourse%252Fview.php%253Fid%253D145%7Ctarget%3A_blank&title=RESERVE+YOUR+SEAT&style=modern&gradient_color_1=turquoise&gradient_color_2=blue&gradient_custom_color_1=%23dd3333&gradient_custom_color_2=%23eeee22&gradient_text_color=%23ffffff&custom_background=%23ededed&custom_text=%23666&outline_custom_color=%23666&outline_custom_hover_background=%23666&outline_custom_hover_text=%23fff&shape=rounded&color=black&size=md&align=inline&i_align=left&i_type=fontawesome&i_icon_the7=vc-oi+vc-oi-dial&i_icon_fontawesome=fas+fa-adjust&i_icon_openiconic=vc-oi+vc-oi-dial&i_icon_typicons=typcn+typcn-adjust-brightness&i_icon_entypo=entypo-icon+entypo-icon-note&i_icon_linecons=vc_li+vc_li-heart&i_icon_monosocial=vc-mono+vc-mono-fivehundredpx&i_icon_material=vc-material+vc-material-cake&i_icon_pixelicons=vc_pixel_icon+vc_pixel_icon-alert }} Are you engaged…

“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…

TVET DIGITAL TRIATHLON

TVET DIGITAL TRIATHLON NEXT EVENT: Introducing programming and robotics in education {{ vc_btn: title=REGISTER&color=black&align=center&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Flearn.skillman.eu%252Fcourse%252Fview.php%253Fid%253D144%7Ctarget%3A_blank }} 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…

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…

Highlights from TVET Alliance summit

The TVET Alliance summit was organized by Skillman Alliance (IVETA, AER, ENNI, and EAPRIL)  in collaboration with the European Training Foundation from 5ht to 6th of April, 2022. The main purpose of the event was to bring together Skillnet project partners and high-level stakeholders operating in the field of TVET to share a strong commitment…

TVET ALLIANCE SUMMIT 2022 in Tuscany

The TVET Alliance summit is about to take place April 5-6. The event is organized by TVET-ALLIANCE members in collaboration with the European Training Foundation and with key support from Skillman members such as IVETA, AER, ENNI, and EAPRIL. Nearly 30 members will meet in Florence, Italy, to leverage and follow up on the results…

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…

Mobility Expert Event’s Outcomes

The “Mobility Experts” hybrid event organized by the Skillman Alliance took place from February 7th to 10th, 2022 in Montecatini, Italy with participants coming from all over the world and participating virtually.  The event was very much appreciated by all involved as it gave everyone the opportunity to be an active part of the organized…

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…

Creative Industries

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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…

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…

Hybrid workshop in Tuscany 2022.02 mobility

Close Are you ready to get the EU Commission to fund your international learning mobility initiatives? In today’s world, European funds and programmes are a great opportunity for education staff of every kind. Tutors, teachers and trainers and in general anyone in charge of education and training and sports activities, can apply every year for…

The use of Artificial Intelligence in TVET

Artificial Intelligence in TVET The webinar was held on (February 09th, 15:30/16:30 CET) Technology has advanced to such an extent that it brings new possibilities to education, from the perspective of both teaching and learning. Now that the Industrial Revolution has given way to Industry 4.0, it is no longer enough just to be using…

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,…

The Reggio Emilia CoVE is a digital revolution pioneer

The Digital Revolution, also called the third industrial revolution, is the era of digital electronic equipment that started around the 1980s and is now in its middle phase. In a couple of years, the digital world has grown to become crucial to the functioning of society. The impact that AI has on people’s jobs today…

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…

Skillman International Forum 2021: a bright future of togetherness

The Skillman International Forum is a major recurrent event that we put together every year. Yet, this time, the goal was more ambitious than ever: hosting it as a hybrid event and bringing people from around the world to attend was indeed a big challenge. Furthermore, the onsite activities of the conference were hosted in…

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…

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…

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…

Top Digital Transformation Trends in Europe for 2021

This article highlights the top 10 digital transformation trends that will help businesses in Europe grow in this year of recovery. After a recession, a prolonged period of improved business activity is considered a phase of economic recovery, and the general direction in which gross domestic product (GDP) grows is the shape of the recovery.…

European digital decade: goals for 2030

On 9 March 2021, the Commission presented a vision and outlook for Europe’s digital transformation by 2030. This vision for the EU’s digital decade is built around four cardinal points: Skills, Infrastructure, Business, and Government. The objectives specifically for these four cardinal points can be summarised as follows: Skills ICT practitioners: 20 million + gender…

Digital transformation: what’s happening in 2021

Digital transformation is undoubtedly one of the hottest topics that deserve the most attention around the world. 2020 and the global pandemic we are currently experiencing have certainly changed the course and development of this topic in every part of the world: while on the one hand there has been a benefit dictated by the…

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…

Applying a gender perspective on WBL

The webinar was hosted on (September 22nd, 14:30/16:30 CET) Background and focus:  The aim of this webinar is to shed light on the main barriers hindering women’s access to WBL programmes around the world­­ – especially in male-dominated sectors – as well as to present some possible solutions that could address this challenge. The presentation…

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…

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs global

Some days ago we introduced the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme aimed at facilitating business exchanges between New Entrepreneurs and experienced Host Entrepreneurs in Europe. Would you instead like to do an experience with an entrepreneur from Singapore? From 2018 it is possible to establish a business-to-business exchange in Singapore, Israel, and some USA states.…

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…

Here is a successful story of students’ mobility in Italy

Last spring, the Italy Mobility team (that manages students’ mobility programs in Pistoia, Italy) had the pleasure of welcoming two new groups from Fundacion Benefico Docente Ciudad de los Muchachos (Spain). For the fifth year in a row, Jaime González, the Erasmus+ project coordinator at Ciudad de los Muchachos, has chosen Pistoia as the destination…

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…

The new Erasmus+ programme for 2021-2027

The European Commission announced the new programme of Erasmus+ 2021-2027 with a budget of €26.2 billion, (compared to €14.7 billion for 2014-2020)  to support mobility across the European Union and beyond. The programme will seek to be even more inclusive and to support the green and digital transitions, as set out in the European Education…

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…

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…

How educational institutions can tackle GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

Gender-based violence is a continuum, whose foundations can be found in everyday attitudes and behaviours that are often left unchallenged. It describes the violence that targets individuals or groups on the basis of their gender. This includes physical, mental, or sexual harm as well as the threat of this harm and coercion. “Sexual violence”, “violence…

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,…

Gender equality in sports and toolkits that help support it

Despite the positive developments in recent decades and the fact that formal equality does exist in most European countries, gender inequalities still persist in many aspects of the sports world, from doing sport to coaching or administration, media representation, and at all levels – in grassroots sport as well as in elite sport. Progress remains…

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…

Gender equality within sport clubs: the SWOST project

In today’s world, could we shift traditional gender relations in sports that have traditionally privileged men, and fight gender inequality in sport? We believe it is a very hard question, but we definitely know that in order to make a change towards gender equality we need to start taking massive actions on a grassroots level…

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…

Gender equality in sports: Getting closer every day

Sports and gender equality are related in many ways. Sport is a social and cultural activity in which social constructions of masculinity and femininity play a key role. Traditionally, sports have always been dominated by men, both in terms of participation and governance. Women were excluded from the first modern Olympic Games, held in Athens…

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…

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…

Skillman focus: What is gender equality and why it is important

Gender Equality: what do you personally know about it? 21st century: hundreds of conventions, thousands of bills (or shall we say recommendations?) about gender equality are being put in place, but have we really achieved the purpose? If we only take into consideration the European context, the Gender Equality Index score has increased by only…

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…

“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…

The Skillman Alliance reiterates its partnership with DITES

In May 2021, the Skillman Alliance reiterated its collaboration with the DITES partner (Digital Technologies, Education and Society)”, through the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding on the European ECOLHE project.    DITES is a public research center based in Italy, aimed at providing a space for research and experimentation within the “Link Campus…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

Skillman has a booth at the ITCILO Virtual Skills Fair

Skillman will have a booth at the ITCILO Virtual Skills Fair that will take place on April 21-22, 2021. The objective of the fair is the development of partnerships among participating institutions, which may lead to solutions for the implementation of future-focused skills development initiatives. The two-day event will closely mirror the flow and appearance…

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…

Busy week with two Skillman webinars on innovation strategies

This will be a very rich week in terms of knowledge sharing and networking opportunities. The Skillman Alliance officially invites you to join our two webinars on the following topics: Ambitious Skills and Innovation Strategies: A territorial approach 25 March, 10:00 CET   Innovation and Farming: Applications of Advanced Manufacturing in the Food Value Chain…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Skillman Florence Declaration officially published

TVET FOR GREEN, SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT IN RESPONSE TO THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, THE EMERGING NEEDS OF INDUSTRY4.0 AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS   ARISING OUT OF, AND ENDORSED BY, PARTICIPANTS AT THE SIF 2019 SKILLMAN INTERNATIONAL FORUM, 10 AND 11 OCTOBER 2019 IN FLORENCE, ITALY     Preamble We, the participants gathered in Florence, Italy,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

ETF: Digital transformation of learning – From quick reactions to advanced systems

The objective of this webinar is to discuss how different countries and individual institutions have addressed the urgent need of setting up DTL systems, in the context of the pandemic, and how these could evolve from necessity responses to sustainable DTL systems. Event speakers Filippo Del Ninno, Luis De La Torre, Chris Richmond

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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.…

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.…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

SIF 2019 preparatory document for the redaction of the Skillman 2019 Declaration

SIF 2019 preparatory document for the redaction of the Skillman 2019 Declaration

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,…

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…

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

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…

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…

Towards new horizons | Cedefop

Transition is the key word that marks the 2019 and 2020 policy framework in which Cedefop operates. The new Commission has set a high ambition for the EU: to move to a green and digital economy. Reinforced investment in skills and learning throughout life for all is essential to make this transition successful. As all…

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…

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…

PLC3 Work-Based Learning and standards

The first meeting of the Peer Learning Club 3 will start in 2020/05/28 14:00:00 Background and focus: How can the quality of learning outcomes be assessed and assured at the workplace? What are the main challenges for in-company curricula implementation? These and further questions will be tackled under this peer-learning club First meeting 28.5.2020 Event…

PLC2 Advocacy & Policy Influencing

The first meeting of the Peer Learning Club 2 will start in2020/05/28 11:00:00 Background and focus:  The Vocational Education and Training sector has its own voice in the EU, national and regional arenas. Coordinated actions ensuring that all actors’ interests are taken into account are key for policy development; this peer learning group will allow…

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…

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…

Medmobility pre-selected among 196 projects

Medmobility, the project for Scaling Up Youth Mobility for Employment Across the Mediterranean Sea” submitted in July under the call of the ENI CBC-MED programme, has been admitted to Step 2 of the evaluation process. The project aims at promoting the mobility of NEETs and young workers through the strengthening of the Mediterranean VET (Vocational…

Skillman at the Kabada project Kick-off meeting

The first meeting of the Kabada project, which involves the Skillman network, was held on November 25-26, 2019 in Riga at the BA School of Business and Finance, coordinator of the project. The meeting was the occasion for partners to get to know each other, start presenting national states of the art and then developing…

Skillman involved in Kabada: the new AI-based project

A new initiative promoted to boost entrepreneurial skills Skillman supports the newly launched KABADA project – Knowledge Alliance of Business idea Assessment: Digital Approach – that was established with the aim of developing a tool based on artificial intelligence (AI) for the assessment of business plans applicable to the technology sector startups for the promotion…

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…

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…

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…

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…

A new edition of Cove has been issued

The second issue of Cove, the Skillman.eu magazine was issued in November. This second edition includes a selection of news on the Skillman.eu International Forum 2019, an overview of the new members and a list of examples of excellence in the field of advanced manufacturing selected by the Skillman Ethical Skills Awards. Read the news!

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,…

Centres of vocational excellence: An engine for VET development? | ETF

  Centres of vocational excellence: An engine for VET development? Source: Centres of vocational excellence: An engine for VET development? | ETF

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…

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…

Skillman.eu Network at the Didacta 2019 Fair

The network will be the protagonist of a workshop on technology and training on October 10th A workshop on the technological trends of the future in relation to the skills revolution will be held at Didacta the 10th of October at 16.00. The workshop, organized by the Skillman.eu Network, will try to give answers on…

Skillman.eu at the YES Conference

The Skillman Counselor Massimiliano Leoncini participates in the YES Conference (Youth Entrepreneurial Spirit), organised by Tuscany Region and EARLALL The Second Edition of the conference ‘Youth Entrepreneurship in Rural Areas. Ready to build a sustainable future’ was held the last 27th of September in Brussels. The event was a great opportunity to collect information on…

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,…

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.…

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…

Skillman.eu at the Press Conference of DIDACTA ITALIA

Skillman.eu, represented by the network’s leader Mr Giovanni Crisonà, participated in the national press conference for the presentation of the third edition of DIDACTA ITALIA as a partner of the event. The presentation to the press was held the last 19th September by the new Italian Minister of Education On. Lorenzo Fioramonti at the MIUR…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

CARONTE: CORE PROJECT of the SIF 2019 @FAIR DIDACTA ITALY

The next  October 10th and 11th 2019, CARONTE will be a core component of 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”. Within this context, the CARONTE team will be driven by the CNR members to present the project results…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Skillman was presented to the Annual ECVET Forum in Rotterdam

The Annual ECVET Forum, held on 20-21 June 2019, involved about 150 policy makers and practitioners with experience in using ECVET in inspiring activities and dynamic exchange of ideas. Skillman was presented as one of the three keynote speeches that opened the event as an example of how industrial and manufacturing sectors are preparing for…

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…

Skillman @ the Cedefop Policy Forum in Brussels

To merge the latest Skillman’s initiatives in the EU agenda, the Skillman Counsellor Mr Viktor Miloshevski participated in the Cedefop Policy Forum: “What role for community lifelong learning centres? The potential of one-stop shops for preventing youth at risk from disconnecting”, hosted by the Romanian Presidency of the Council in its permanent representation to the…

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…

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…

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…

The DECODE final conference will be held the next 30 of May

The final conference “Digital Competences for Education” of the DECODE initiative – DEvelop COmpetence in Digital Era will be held the next 30 of May at the Università degli Studi Link Campus University. DECODE – DEvelop COmpetence in Digital Era is a three-year project aimed at exploring the new competence necessary for the training professionals…

European Union opportunities for citizens

The European Union offers numerous opportunities for citizens, supports jobs and growth and helps protect people. If you are interested in finding out more about it, I invite you to discover numerous concrete examples and human stories: Opportunities: from training to travelling, to starting a business, benefitting from strong consumer and passenger rights, taking action…

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,…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Caronte decides to join the Skillman.eu in the last meeting

The intermediate meeting of ‘Caronte: Continuing educAtion and scientific infoRmatiON literacy on Raw MaTerials for profEssionals’, has been held the last 17the and 18th of January in Barcelona. During the event, the partners discussed the last stages of the project and agreed to distribute the resources and tools for the training of the managers through…

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…

Germany to quadruple support to UIL | UIL

The German Foreign Office has announced a funding increase to support the work of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL). The voluntary contribution from Germany will be increased by EUR Source: Germany to quadruple support to UIL | UIL

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…

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…

Start your cooperation with Skillman: submit your idea!

On 24th October 2018 the new Call for Proposals 2019 has been published on the Official Journal of the European Union. Funds available for Erasmus+ are expected to increase by 10% compared to 2018. Any public or private body active in the fields of education, training, youth and sport may apply for funding under the 2019 call…

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,…

New Erasmus+ Calls – Register now to our public webinars!

On 24th October 2018 the new Call for Proposals 2019 has been published on the Official Journal of the European Union. Funds available for Erasmus+ are expected to increase by 10% compared to 2018. Any public or private body active in the fields of education, training, youth and sport may apply for funding under the…

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.…

BIBB / VET Glossary

The glossary is a source for terms and definitions which are used in the field of vocational education and training. Emphasis is placed on its usage in the context of the German dual system. The VET Glossary is a work in progress and updated and expanded on an ongoing basis. Source: BIBB / VET Glossary

BIBB – The German VET system

You find at this link information on the German VET system – on its success factors, its structure and components as well as on challenges and future topics for the further development of the system. Source: BIBB / The German VET system

The German BIBB VET Glossary

Source: BIBB – VET Glossary

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…

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…

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…

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…

Skillman takes part in the ‘EU Cluster Weeks 2018-2019’

The Skillman Network participates in the call for organising events as part of the ‘EU Cluster Weeks 2018-2019‘ that will will take place between 20th November 2018 and 30th April 2019. This initiative, launched by the European Commission, aims at promoting cluster events under the ‘EU Cluster Weeks’ brand with the intention to boost industrial…

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…

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…

Composite repair technicians

Basic composite repair | 42 hours Composite repair technician | 42 hours Advanced Composite repair technician | 63 hours

Curricula on Robotics

Robotics and Automation | 186 hours

ESCO: Connecting people and jobs – Aikaterini Sylla

Presentation at the International Skillman Conference 2017 – San Sebastian  

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…

Skillman.eu network submitted a project proposal for Open robotics

The Skillman.eu network submitted a project proposal for Open robotics on June, 22. The proposal was presented to the call for training of the Tuscany Region in the supply chain ‘Information communication technologies (ICT)’ and was addressed to temporary business or purpose associations for inactive and unemployed persons. The purpose of this call is to…

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…

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,…

Skillman.eu team took part in Cedefop 2018 Skills forecast launch event the last 8th of June

On the 8th of June, Cedefop released the results of its new Skills Forecast up to 2030. On this occasion, a high-level event took place in Brussels at the Résidence Palace to discuss key sectoral and occupational trends, job openings across countries and their impact on new skills needed by 2030. Emerging issues and future…

World’s Biggest Companies go with the Robot Revolution

Automation is leading to job growth in certain industries where machines take on repetitive tasks, freeing humans for more creative duties. Many jobs in the big industries like auto-part manufacturers are taken over by robots, machines or artificial intelligences. Many sceptics see this development as a danger for human jobs in these sectors. The contrary…

3 new projects presented by Skillman Network and its partners

The members of skillman.eu Network are fully committed to continue their active involvement in the skills foresight exercises started in 2015. Actually this year three innovative new projects have been submitted thanks to the Network joined by more than 280 organisations and the direct engagement of several of its members. Three new projects have been…

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…

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

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

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

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

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Skillman youtube channel has been updated with all video resources of Skillman

There are more videos, but you could find the most important ones divided in the following playlists: Webinars Ambassadors Case Studies Interviews

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…

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

Curricula on Industry & Production 4.0

Industry & production 4.0 Energy Manager | 620 hours Industry & production 4.0 Manager | 620 hours Industry & procuction 4.0 Specialist | 620 hours

Video recording of Skillman’s webinar held on 15/12/2017 is now available

Skillman Project Webinar: Friday 15 December 2017 (h 9:00 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…

Video recording of Skillman’s webinar held on 13/12/2017 is now available

Skillman Project Webinar: Wednesday 13 December 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…

Video recording of Skillman’s webinar held on 11/12/2017 is now available

Skillman Project Webinar: Monday 11 December 2017 (h 9:30 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…

Video recording of Skillman’s webinar held on 05/12/2017 is now available

Skillman Project Webinar: Tuesday 5 December 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…

Video recording of Skillman’s webinar held on 04/12/2017 is now available

Skillman Project Webinar: Monday 4 December 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…

Video recording of Skillman’s webinar held on 04/12/2017 is now available

Skillman Project Webinar: Monday 4 December 2017 (h 10:30 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…

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

Skillman Project Webinar: Thursday 30 November 2017 (h 16:00 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…

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

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

SKILLMAN Capacity Building Event, 13 December 2017: Celebrating its successes and training on its outputs

by Rachael McCorriston On 13 December, a Skillman Capacity Building event took place at BMet’s Educational Business Partnership Centre on Jaguar Land Rover’s Castle Bromwich site in the West Midlands. More than 20 delegates from across global industry and the further education including, universities specialist and strategically important Caterpult Centres, leading car manufacturers such as…

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

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

The president of Confindustria Boccia and the need to fill the gap between education and work in automotive sector: Skillman project can support the technological tranfer

Article by Tiziana Chiappelli Italian president of Confindustria calls for training in automotive sector. This is exactely what Skillman project is offering: new innovative curricula in the field of automotive for the workers and youngsters that are entering the job world. “«A request for attention to the automotive world». This is what Confindustria’s president Vincenzo…

People who will join the Skillman network could utilise the  Robotics and Automation programme for free

Training providers and employers committed to delivering curriculum that meets the skills demands of the advanced manufacturing and engineering workforce are called to join the Skillman network. Membership is free and a key benefit (access to new Level 3 Certificate in Robotics and Automation) will be offered to all new members. The qualification covers the…

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

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

European VET system and Skillman agreement

by Tiziana Chiappelli Some few reflections by Tiziana Chiappelli after the International San Sebastian Conference: Skillman project Consortium works for the implementation of the indicators included in the “Recommendation on the establishment of a European Quality Assurance Reference Framework for Vocational Education and Training” of EQAVET [http://www.eqavet.eu/gns/home.aspx], accomplished through common principles for quality assurance. Skillman…

The Workshop on Robotics was carried out within the Skillman International Conference

by Rachael McCorriston from JLR The workshop on Robotics included representatives from training organisations in Germany, as well as in Turkey and Macedonia. It was part of the SKILLMAN international conference that took place in San Sebastian, Spain on 8 November 2017. The workshop was supported by a SKILLMAN ambassador from the UK, Christian Warden…

Skillman presentation in Tel Aviv University, Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, School of Education (Israel)

The 21st November 2017, Skillman project has been presented by prof. Tiziana Chiappelli (University of Florence and CSCS) in a meeting with prof. Ilya Levin at the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education of the School of Education in Tel Aviv University (Israel). The meeting was planned in the framework of Prof. Silvia Guetta…

Workshop on composite was carried out the past 8th November as a part of the Skillman international conference

The Workshop on composite was a part of the international conference program carried out on 8th November in TKNIKA – the center promoted by the Deputy Ministry of Vocational Education and Training of the Education Department of the Basque Government – San Sebastian. The purpose of the workshop was to engage key industry and education…

Research advancements and technology foresight

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

Last Skillman.eu activities carried out during the European Vocational Skills Week 2017

After the success of the International Skillman Conference held in San Sebastian the past 8th of November, the Skillman consortium has continued organising five additional online meetings to discuss 4.0 industry skill needs and to enrich the skillman 4.0 networking activities. Only four online meetings were expected but, due to the high number of requests,…

An agreement among Skillman and LEAN project enriches the potential of the Skillman educational offer within and beyond Europe

An agreement among Skillman, represented by Giovanni Crisonà, president of CSCS, and LEAN, represented by Stefano Maccaferri, president of CENTOFORM Srl, has been signed with the aim to start a cooperation addressed to develop and promote innovative solutions in the field of advanced manufacturing in the transport sector. LEAN project is an innovative capacity building…

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

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

An analysis of drivers, barriers and readiness factors for adopting advanced manufacturing technologies is now available

This study identifies the main reasons for the adoption of Advanced manufacturing technologies (AMT) by companies and shows that the uptake of these technologies creates benefits to industrial competitiveness, growth and job creation in Europe. Despite the benefits that AMT offer in terms of quality, costs reduction and productivity, the majority of manufacturing firms in…

A long-term vision for the nonferrous metals manufacturing industry has been published by the European Commission’s science and knowledge service

The foresight study ‘Non-ferrous Metals Manufacturing: Vision for 2050 and Actions Needed’ defines a 2050 vision for the European non-ferrous metals manufacturing industry and proposes actions addressing challenges related to trade, innovation, resources, business integrity and skills. The study uses a qualitative methodology and engages with a wide variety of stakeholders to define a long-term…

Computers and the Future of Skill Demand: a book from Stuart W. Elliott

Computer scientists are working on reproducing all human skills using artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics. Unsurprisingly then, many people worry that these advances will dramatically change work skills in the years ahead and perhaps leave many workers unemployable. This report develops a new approach to understanding these computer capabilities by using a test based…

San Sebastian International Conference live streaming

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The International Skillman Conference will be held the next November, 8th in San Sebastian

The International Skillman Conference, hosted by Tknika the next 8th of November, counts with the participation of specialists from different countries all around the world. Beside the european experts the conference will be attended also by Pakistani, Turkish and Slavic representatives ensuring a wide dissemination of the results obtained by the project. In addition the event…

The Report on 3D-printing detects missing capabilities in European regions

The report on 3D-printing (falling under the category of Advanced Manufacturing technologies) is one of the European Commission’s actions to boost the industrial deployment of Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) in Europe. The study aims to detect missing capabilities in European regions regarding current and upcoming 3D-printing applications. Barriers often relate to the technical limitations, the…

Composites’ impact on Energy Efficiency in Industry Sector

The concept of energy efficiency has been developed since the first energy crisis in 1973. Lovins (1976) was among the first to develop a definition of energy efficiency: using less energy to produce greater economic output. It can be expressed as a ratio of useful outputs to energy inputs for a system. Energy intensity is…

Skillman has been presented at the 70º anniversary celebration of ZDZ in Kielce, Poland

CSCS represented by Giovanni Crisonà and Greta Bilanzola presented Skillman at the celebration of the 70º anniversary of ZDZ engines. The presentation highlighted the role of skillman in promoting innovative qualifications and educational curricula and resources in the field of advanced manufacturing for the transport sector.

New curricula elaborated by Skillman presented at DIDACTA 2017 Italy

New curricula in advanced manufacturing sector have been presented at Didacta 2017, the Italian fair on education organized by INDIRE. The workshop obtained a great success and was attended by 150 teachers, trainers and school leaders.

Interview to Jo Lopes, Head of Technical Excellence Engineering Strategy & Transformation at Jaguar Land Rover

by Rachael McCorriston from JLR Jo Lopes is Head of Technical Excellence Engineering Strategy & Transformation at Jaguar Land Rover, where he has overall responsibility for developing and nurturing engineering skills and competencies within the company. Jo has long worked to support alignment of the policy agenda with industry skills requirements, firstly through his role…

Outstanding success for the presentation of Skillman at Didacta, the largest education fair organized by Indire

More than 150 teachers, trainers and school leaders attended the Skillman seminar showing their interest in the results of the project and in the possibilities of application in their own fields. The event, held in Florence the 28th of September 2017, has been a great opportunity to foster the Skillman visibility and to disseminate its results, including…

Last days to subscribe to Skillman conference

Skillman conference on 8th of November 2017, San Sebastián, Basque Country Last days to subscribe to Skillman conference!!! Apply now to get a refund for travels and the accommodation. There will be a lot of interesting presentations about industry & productions, robotics and composite materials. For the whole program and more details you can visit…

skillman.eu at Didacta, the Italian annual conference on education organized by the Ministry of Education

Skillman.eu will be presented  at the italian annual national fair on education held in Florence from the 27 to 29 September 2017. Fair Didacta Italy organised by Indire (Istituto Nazionale di Documentazione, Innovazione e Ricerca Educativa) represents the most important international trade fair on education in Italy.  The event is going to host more than…

The 3rd Skillman Conference will be held November, 7th and 8th, 2017 in San Sebastian (Basque Country).

The conference will focus on the Vocational Education and the Training challenges regarding ICT, robotics and composite materials in the transport sector and aims to bring together specialists, international experts, educators and VET teachers. The event will be an opportunity to present the main results obtained by the project in developing new curricula on the…

Caronte, the project that turn the challenge of raw materials dependence into a strategic strength, has been launched the past 5th and 6th July 2017

The National Research Council hosted the Kick-off Meeting of Caronte in Bologna, Italy, the last 5th and 6th July 2017. The project, with the aim to speed up the time-to-market of innovative products, will undertake activities to foster innovative approaches and strategies in retrieving, effectively organizing and properly sharing scientific and technical information regarding the…

Engaging intensive trainings on robotics have been provided in the last months by the mobility element of the Skillman project

As part of the mobility element of the Skillman project, two tutors and two students from TEC in Denmark attended two days training prior to the UK conference. They undertook two days of intensive Robot Programming training – learning how to manually operate the BMet KUKA and ABB robots and how to program them to…

skillman contribution to the EAFA conference 2017

The European Commission, Directorate General Employment, Social affairs and Inclusion, Unit E.3 – VET, Apprenticeships & adult learning, has organised the High-Level Meeting of the European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAFA) on 30 and 31 May 2017 at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST), Paola PLA, Valletta in Malta. The event, aimed to…

One of the SKILLMAN PILOT TRAINING Course on Industry & Production 4.0 Manager has been held May 24th in Italy

The training was addressed to test a unit aimed to provide participants with basic knowledge and skills on Business ProcessModelling principles and the related ICT solutions. The students have gained basic information about the project managementgraphic representation and learned how to define the tasks that compose a generic project. Through a concrete case, each student has been…

Celebrated in Pistoia the European Alliance for Apprenticeship awarding the participants of the skillman piloting courses

In collaboration with the local Incubator, Skillman has promoted in Pistoia, the Italian capital of culture 2017, the celebration of the European Alliance for Apprenticeship. The event took place the 26th of May and was an opportunity to talk about the apprenticeship schemes and the mobility for learning opportunities including the presentation of the Erasmus…

The rise of Robots put at risk nearly a third of jobs in Britain

Automation from robotics and artificial intelligence put at risk middle-skilled and routine jobs. The institute of Labour Economics in Germany foresees that nearly a third of jobs in Britain could be lost by the early 2030s. The advent of cheap, powerful computers and greater access to data will reduce mainly the number of jobs focused…

The next Skillman mobility training on Robotics will be ran on 7 and 8 June in Birmingham

The training on industrial robot programming will be held in Birmingham the next 7 and 8 June. The intensive 2-days piloting have been organized by BMET College in cooperation with Jaguar Land Rover under the Skillman project. The 10 participants have been selected from a largest group of applicants. Some of them are university students in…

Upcoming activities on Composite materials in Denmark

Workshop/Training Piloting Program in Copenhagen (Denmark) Technical Education Copenhagen is representing the Vocational Education Training VET school sector (Automotive and aerospace sector) as a partner of the SKILLMAN PROJECT – Erasmus+ Programme.  (skillman.eu ). SKILLMAN is promoted by a network of leading organizations (Business leader) in cooperation with research centers, vocational Education Training providers VET, and accreditation bodies, and aims…

A full program of activities for the 3-day training course on ‘Industry & Production 4.0 Manager’

3-day intensive training course on ‘Industry & Production 4.0 Manager’ in the Automotive sector will be held from 3 to 5 April, 2017 at CNR Research Centre, Florence. The results obtained will serve to validate the training units designed for the curriculum of “Industry & Production Manager 4.0”. Piloting training activities have been organized thanks…

Participants in the training course on “Industry & Production 4.0 Manager” will visit the Fiat Research Centre

The students selected by the last Skillman call will visit the main plant and the FIAT Research Center in Turin. The visit is part of the piloting training activities provided by the Italian Partners of the project: CNR (Italian National Research Council), CRF (an FCA company), CSCS and CEPAS. The program scheduled for April, 5th…

The Skillman call receives a large number of applications from different European countries

The Skillman call to grant piloting training activities in automotive sector targeted at European students between 18-30 years old was a huge success. The applications received are almost 50 and come from 16 different European countries. Most of the applicants have already completed the cycle of higher education while just a few of them are…

The Skillman Coordinating Body held a meeting in Bruxelles to organize the next meeting between the Skillman partners.

The Coordinating Body of the Skillman project had a meeting in Bruxelles on the 15th of March. The meeting has been very useful to make a general review of project commitments. In addition, it has been a good opportunity to prepare the meeting between the Skillman partners that will take place next week in Birmingham…

Open Call to grant piloting training activities – Apply before 12th March 2017

Skillman Open Call to grant piloting training activities in automotive sector [icon name=”arrow-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]Apply now![icon name=”arrow-left” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] The Skillman Consortium (skillman.eu) is launching an International Open Call to host students in a 3-day intensive training course on “Industry & Production 4.0 Manager” in the Automotive sector. The International Call aims to host 24 students…

The Second Skillman International Conference will be held on the 23rd March

The Second Skillman International Conference will be held at the Jaguar Experience Centre, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham on the 23rd March. It offers a unique opportunity to hear insights from key automotive industry leaders on skills challenges and opportunities, and to find out about the new courses and qualifications being developed in robotics and composite materials by our…

The article 'Partnerships for effective training to work transitions: a case study of the Skillman Alliance' has been published

The article ‘Partnerships for effective training to work transitions: a case study of the Skillman Alliance’ has been published on the Journal ‘Educational Research for Policy and Practice’. The article presents the Skillman project analysing challenges associated with skills mismatch and solutions proposed to help transitions to work after training. It clarifies also the processes…

Energy Efficiency Trends in the Automotive industry

Three converted Prius Plug-In Hybrids charging at San Francisco City Hall According to the report “EU Reference Scenario 2016 – Energy, transport and GHG emissions – Trends to 2050” energy efficiency improvements are expected to be driven especially by policy up to 2020 and then by market/technology trends post-2020. Three converted Prius Plug-In Hybrids charging…

The piloting on the Curriculum 'Advanced Composite Repair Training' has been carried out the last November 2016

The training piloting on the Curriculum ‘Advanced Composite Repair Training (EQF- 5)’ has been carried out from 14 to 18 November 2016 in Technical Education Copenhagen TEC, Denmark. TEC Team designed the training and involved 5 technicians from Scandinavian Airlines System SAS during 5 days for a total of 30 hours. The piloting aimed at…

Incubatore.net has been inaugurated in Pistoia

Incubatore.net has been inaugurated the past 5 December 2016 in Pistoia. The event was a huge success. It was attended by representatives of schools and professionals, well-known local entrepreneurs, banks, cooperatives and associations. The feedback from participants has been brilliant. In addition, the participation of citizens was wide and higher than expected. Start-ups both underway…

Skillman participated in the the 4rd meeting of the GEAR 2030 on the competitiveness of the EU automotive sector

The Working Group on Adaptation of the EU Value Chain of GEAR 2030 held the 4rd meeting of the Project Team the last 21 November in Brussels. The new High Level Group for the automotive industry (GEAR) was launched in 2016 by the European Commission to ensure a co-ordinated approach and to address the challenges…

Skillman will be presented the next December 8 at the European Commission

Skillman will be presented by Giovanni Crisoná and Fabio Croci (CSCS) at the European Business Forum on Vocational Training on Thursday, 8 December. The forum will take place in Brussels within the European Vocational Skills Week, an international event aimed to improve the attractiveness of vocational education and training, showcase excellence and quality, and raise…

Incubatore.net will be inaugurated in Pistoia the next 5 December

Incubatore.net will be inaugurated in Pistoia as a result of a collaboration among CSCS, an intermediary organization of the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs, the schools and the social partners of the territory. The inauguration, that will be held during the European Vocational Skills Week, represents a good opportunity to launch the incubator’s activities and introduce…

The second training piloting of Skillman has been carried out with positive results

The second training piloting on the Curriculum ‘Basic Composite structure repair (EQF- 3)’ has been carried out from 6 to 12 October 2016. Technical Education Copenhagen TEC Team designed the training and involved 12 of its students during 5 days for a total of 30 hours. The course covered 3 learning units. In Unit 1…

The Yearly Outlook on competences and skills needs in Robotics is now available

Skillman has produced an E-book that comprise a repertory of researches on competences and skills needs on robotics for the Transport Sector. The UK partners, led by Jaguar Land Rover, have chosen to focus on this area in order to understand the development of skills solutions. This will enable the consortium to understand more completely…

Interview to Giovanni Crisonà

Language: English Date: 22 September 2016 Topic: Interview realized by Edi Fanti, external evaluator of the Skillman Project, to Giovanni Crisonà, President at Centro Studi ‘Cultura Sviluppo’.

Interview to Rosa Anna Favorito

Language: Italian Date: 15 September 2016 Topic: Interview realized by Edi Fanti, external evaluator of the Skillman Project, to Rosa Anna Favorito, director at Cepas, certifying body for the professionals in corporate security.

Interview to Renzo Salimbeni

Language: English Date: 23 September 2016 Topic: Interview realized by Edi Fanti, external evaluator of the Skillman Project, to Renzo Salimbeni, Associated Senior Researcher and Manager of the ‘Liason Office Centro Ricerca Impresa’. Salimbeni is also the author of the Report on the state of the art of the Skillman project.

Skillman highlighted at EfVET conference in Valencia

In October 2016, the European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (EfVET) held its 25th Annual Forum in Valencia, Spain. Along with representatives from the European Commission, CEDEFOP and educational institutes in Denmark and Spain, Andy Warren, Skills Programmes Advisor, from Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) was invited to speak about the Skillman project,…

Skillman at the first 'European Vocational Skills Week'

Skillman will participate to the first ‘European Vocational Skills Week’ with a dedicated session. The event will take place from 5 to 9 December 2016 and aims at raising vocational education and training attractiveness (VET) through excellence and quality by showing that it can lead to quality employment, entrepreneurial mindset, attractive and challenging careers and…

Improving Robots’ sensing capability is a new research trend

Robots can be designed and programmed to get specific information that is beyond what our five senses can tell us. For instance, a robot sensor might “see” in the dark, detect tiny amounts of invisible radiation or measure movement that is too small or fast for the human eye to see. Specialized softwares based on…

SkillMan work shop at DK ReferNET meeting

  An interested crowd follewed the SKILL MAN workshop in connection with a DK ReferNET meeting 18 th of August 2016. The Danish ReferNET is coordinated by The Danish National Center for Vocational Education . The Center has the responsibility to gather, analyze and disseminate information about VET in Denmark in relation to ReferNET/CEDEFOP. The…

Skillman's principles have been presented at the 2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LIFELONG LEARNING AND LEADERSHIP FOR ALL

As a keynote speaker of the International Conference on Lifelong Learning and Leadership for all, Mr Giovanni Crisonà has presented the skillman.eu principles adopted to identify industrial training future needs and develop the new curricula in the advanced manufacturing sector. The conference aimed to discuss and debate how the new generation can consistently grow and…

Skillman at MASTERING THE FUTURE: International Encounters on Vocational Education and Training

The International Conference about Technical and Vocational Education and Training has been organized by The Deputy Ministry for Vocational Education and Training in Donostia-San Sebastián on the 15th and 16th of June 2016. Mr Giovanni Crisonà participated in the event to represent the Skillman consortium. The objective of the conference was to analyse the Basque…

The New Skills Agenda for Europe has been launched by the European Commission

New Skills Agenda for Europe has been launched in an high-level event organised by the European Commission to boost human capital, employability and competitiveness. To represent the Skillman consortium, Mr Giovanni Crisonà participated in the highly interactive event and enjoyed the opportunities to network and build partnerships for skills. The actions of the New Skills…

New trends in the air sector: interview with Yasser Hannan

Dear Yasser, We know that you are experienced in the air sector and that you are teacher in the TEC school. We are very interested in the background of the contributors to Skillman, therefore we would like to know more about your professional history and experience. It would be very kind if you could answer…

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In this section we distribute publications made by SKILLMAN members and associated partners. We also link publications released by other stakeholders active in the field of advanced manufacturing for the transport sector. SKILLMAN Report on the state of the art of advanced manufacturing in the transport sector In this report we present the latest developments…

Skillman contributed to improve ESCO's skills

The Skillman’s Consortium has contributed to improve ESCO skills and occupational profiles in relation to the field of robotics, ICT in production processes and composite materials. Comments and suggestions for new concepts will be used in the development and implementation of the Online Consultation Platform (OCP). Among the things reported to ESCO, Skillman has proposed to include…

Meeting with Henrik Hjorth of the UNIVERSITY COLLEGE of Lillebaelt

The “Robotic Valley” of Denmark is based in Odense and comprise more than 70 robotic and automation companies with approximately 1,800 employees. The city will also host Robobusiness Europe over the next three years. In the meeting with Henrik Hjorth, Giovanni Crisonà gathered a lot of interesting information on the innovative businesses developed in Funen and…

The skills gap in the Internet of Things (IoT) sector remains an obstacle

Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most revolutionary technology trends of this lifetime. The need for developers is growing since the IoT continues its rapid ascent and a recent report foresees that 4.5 million IoT developers will be needed by 2020. Companies are increasingly taking a look at how they can implement the…

Skills shortages in UK automotive sector

A new Automotive Council report has revealed that even if Britain’s car industry roars ahead on productivity, the sector is facing a serious skills shortage and up to 5,000 jobs could be vacant nationwide. The report, developed by automotive industry consultants SMMT Industry Forum on behalf of the Automotive Industrial Partnership, reveals also that of…

Skillman supports the KIC EIT RawMaterials

Skillman supports from December 2015 the KIC EIT RawMaterials (EIT RM), an EIT Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), funded in 2014 by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). EIT Raw Materials has the goal of boosting the competitiveness, growth and attractiveness of the European raw materials sector via radical innovation and entrepreneurship. This…

SKILLMAN has been presented in the 24th Annual EfVET International Conference in Cyprus.

‘What makes Vocational Education and Training an attractive pathway to success?’ This was the title of the conference held in Cyprus beteewn the 21st and the 24th of October 2015.   The event aimed at exploring the opportunities provided by Vocational Education and Training. For this reason key players of that sector were called to…

Graphene: the most promising of carbon-based nanostructured materials

EU 2020 agenda states that EU is the home to world leading manufacturing industries, game changing innovative technologies and an entrepreneurial infrastructure that can enable the transition to a resource efficient, sustainable, society. Unfortunately raw materials, crucial for these core industrial activities, are mostly imported from other countries. The challenge to increase the supply of…

Three students from Alfa College will be hosted by CSCS for the production of a videogame.

Within skillman activities, cscs is entitled to internally develop a videogame for marketing and learning purposes with the aim to attract young visitors to its platform. For this reason, upon an agreement of collaboration with Alfa College Groningen, three students from Holland has been involved in this process organizing a mobility experience to Italy: Zardjo…

Improving Robots Sensors

One of problem areas, which the Sector Skills Alliance intends to answer is related to the advanced productions processes involving automated robotics. Industrial robots, in fact, are becoming smarter, faster and cheaper and are called upon to go beyond traditional repetitive, onerous or even dangerous tasks such as welding and materials handling. They are taking on…

Greenergy from Italy

Skillman Researchers are deeply committed in studying the technology trends of the automotive, aerospace and train industries with the aim to depict the skills needs in the Transport Sector. Recently, the Skillman consortium has identified an interesting emerging technology in the field of batteries, developed by Fiamm group, an italian company located in the outskirts…

'Skillman' presented at the 'Central Asia Academy for development of Vet Provision' event

Skillman and the opportunities provided by the project to universities and vocational schools has been introduced to the participants of ‘Central Asia Academy for development of Vet Provision’ event during the session dedicated to the thematic groups. The event, led in October in Bishkek (Kyrgyz Republic), addressed VET policy makers and practitioners including representatives from…

Skillman.eu has been presented at UNESCO headquarters in Paris

Mr Borhene Chakroun, Mr Keith Holmes and Ms Katrien Daelman of the UNESCO Section for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) met Mr Giovanni Crisonà on Friday 26th of June 2015, to learn about skillman principles, aims and work programme. The Section for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) directed by Mr Borhene…

Skillman member of the EU Automotive Skills Council

On may 2015 Skillman has signed a membership agreement with the EU Automotive Skills Council (European Council for Skills and Employment in the Automotive Industry). The European Sector Skills Council, funded by the European Commission DG Employment, aims at establishing a networking platform with focus on skills issues in the automotive sector. Project partners CLEPA,…