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…

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…

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…