Project RESTART – one of our projects with the most up-to-date topics, has officially ended and it's time to tell you about the achieved results.
The evolution of European industries is supported by digital solutions and is depicted in the so-called "Industry 4.0". A study conducted by the European Social Fund to monitor the professional needs of the industry reveals a mismatch between the demand and the supply of skilled labor. Businesses require workers specialized in digital skills tailored to the industrial sector. There is a need to introduce Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs that can combine specialist sector expertise with e-leadership and ICT skill sets.
Industry is working closely with schools, universities and other higher education institutions to create innovative programs to equip people with the key skills needed for digital transformation. However, VET has yet to develop a link with the industrial sector.
RESTART 4.0 aimed to involve the industrial sector in the transformation of VET systems to meet the need for digital skills aligned with technological developments in industries.
- Industry 4.0 Skills Shortage Study;
- Promoting workforce-focused VET initiatives on digital skills through blended partnerships;
- Designing a training course to update and retrain workers from the industrial sector, with a focus on the acquisition of digital skills;
- Promoting training initiatives for entrepreneurs to make them understand the potential of ICT in traditional industries;
- Providing e-leadership skills to workers and managers that will lead to better employment and career opportunities;
- Promoting the recognition of ICT skills in the traditional industrial sector through the use of ECVET principles;
WHAT WE MANAGED TO ACHIEVE
- We reached directly and indirectly over 9,000 people;
- We have trained over 260 people, including managers and employees from traditional industrial sectors, workers and students;
- We met with over 250 stakeholders through face-to-face events to promote the project;
- We have created a training program with 55 hours of content and available in 5 languages;
- We studied how it is perceived and to what extent Industry 4.0 has entered the European level;
- We organized round tables on the subject of Industry 4.0, in which more than 120 business representatives participated;
- We wrote a report on training needs in the field of Industry 4.0;
- We have created a set of digital skills for training in the field of Industry 4.0;
- We have created a package of ECVET documents and a didactic model necessary for the adoption of training at the European level;
- We invested 36 hours in working and training trainers for each of the project countries;
After the launch of the project in 2017, the partners worked on the established schedule of events and focused their efforts on it to build a truly quality training program. Here is the list of activities that were carried out:
O1: DIGITAL LEARNING KITS FOR INDUSTRY 4.0
O1-A1 Conduct a training needs analysis
O1-A2 Digital Entrepreneur Round Tables
O1-A3 Developing a set of skills for Industry 4.0
O1-A4 Development of a package of ECVET documents and didactic model
O1-A5 Spread of O1
O2: CURRICULUM / FRAMEWORK FOR VET in Industry 4.0
O2-A1 Preparation of training materials for the toolkit
O2-A2 Selection of participants
O2-A3 Learning Toolkit Test
O2-A4 Test monitoring and evaluation
O2-A5 Distribution of O2
C1 – SHORT TERM JOINT STAFF TRAINING EVENT (Malta, September 2018)
E1-E5 - PROMOTING EVENTS IN ITALY, MALTA, GREECE, SPAIN AND SCOTLAND.
Despite all the work done, however, the partners are convinced that the key to helping workers just entering the realm of Industry 4.0 is creating a suitable environment for preliminary training. In achieving this goal, we invite you to take a look at the training course we have created and improve your knowledge and skills in the field of Industry 4.0 and digitalization.
Bulgarian language training is available completely free of charge after standard email registration in RTIK's training platform here.
To learn more about the project or to see the training in other languages (English, Spanish, Italian, Maltese) we invite you to visit the official website of the project here.