In the midst of a digital transition, mechatronics industries are in full transformation. In order to better respond to the needs of industries, which lack 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 industries that are progressing faster than the methodologies and content of training offered by VET 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, we must develop innovations in teaching, training and skill development. The aim of DIGITRONICS is to accompany and train the trainers.
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 professional training at the forefront of the expectations of Industry 4. 0 in Europe.
In order to improve professional training and employability of mechatronics professionals, the DIGITRONICS project aims to develop innovative teaching and professional training methods. The project will propose a train-the-trainer online learning program for mechatronics teachers and trainers to not only innovate their teaching methods, in particular using digital tools and instruments, but also to improve their own professional competencies as mechatronics trainers.
The DIGITRONICS partners will work together to for the next two years in order to :
The DIGITRONICS partners have agreed to concentrate on mechatronics trainers who teach at EQF level 5.
The professional development of mechatronics teachers is an important and topical issue, because it concerns the quality of vocational education and training (VET) in a