In the midst of a digital transition, the mechatronics industry is in full transformation. In order to better respond to the needs of the industry, which lacks highly qualified workers in both digital and soft skills, the DIGITRONICS project has been developed to improve the quality, content and methodology of the professional training offered by mechatronics trainers and teachers.
In an industry that is progressing faster than the methodologies and content of training offered by VET training centers across Europe, gaps are growing between professional training and companies’ expectations. To be able to train qualified employees who are fully prepared for the challenges of industry 4.0 and developing innovations we will first have to accompany and train the trainers.
Five experienced project partners from France (IPRA/MEDEF Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes), Italy (SFC CONFINDUSTRIA and CIS FORMAZIONE), Poland (MCDN) and Spain (INX) are committing to the project for a period of 2 years (November 2021 – November 2023), to meet this demand. The project consortium is looking for relevant solutions to confront these existing training and upskilling gaps, improve the quality of vocational training in mechatronic fields, and place training at the forefront of the expectations of Industry 4. 0 in Europe.
Research and consultations have been carried out with local actors (company representatives, vocational training centers, trainers, etc.) in order to define an ideal profile and a list of the most desired skills, competencies, attitudes and knowledge. of trainers in mechatronics.
A Good Practice Guide has been created to help trainers create and deliver agile and innovative training courses to meet business expectations in a relevant way.
Training modules will be created for trainers and translated into 4 languages. Both the training and the Good Practice Guide will be aimed primarily at teachers and learners who will be able to benefit from a high quality training course, free of charge and fully accessible online.
The training coursewill be validated through frequent evaluations carried out by all the associated actors and local actors involved: training centers, companies, consultants, experts, other associated partners and actors involved or interested in the project.
The training course is validated through frequent evaluations carried out by all the associated actors and local actors involved: training centers, companies, consultants, experts, other associated partners and actors involved or interested in the project.