As from the 1 January 2015, SKILLMAN has been launched, a Sector Skill Alliance for Advanced Manufacturing in the Transport Sector, promoted by a network of leading organizations, including Jaguar Land Rover, FIAT Research Centre and SAS, Scandinavian Airlines Systems, in cooperation with research centres, educational providers and qualification awarding bodies.
SKILLMAN is the Sector Skills Alliance for Advanced Manufacturing in the Transport Sector funded within the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission.
SKILLMAN aims at becoming a one-stop-shop providing state of the art solutions to competencies and skills needs faced by the automotive and avionics sectors. The Sector Skills Alliance is
The industrial partners cooperate with educational providers to detect skills needs and jointly design educational programmes in line with current and emerging technologies.
The Observatory on Advanced Manufacturing for the Transport Sector focuses its research activities and yearly outlook on labour market intelligence and on the requirements for educational programmes around three key domains or problem areas:
- Robotics, programming and maintenance of automated manufacturing production
- Composite and lightweight materials, maintenance technicians in avionics
- Wireless technologies and Industry 4.0, ICT and digitalization of production processes
Each challenge is assigned to a Thematic Commission, conceived as working group, which is responsible to build a knowledge base on sector trends and innovations and on requirements in terms of educational programmes and qualifications.
The educational programmes promoted by the SKILLMAN are primarily addressed to youngsters involved in tertiary VET qualifications, workers involved in short-cycle qualifications directed to re-skilling or up-skilling programmes and trainers wishing to access state of the art educational materials on Advanced Manufacturing for the Transport Sector.
The SSA adopts an open approach allowing external stakeholders to join the Open Network of Associated Partners in the perspective of sharing information and know-how, creating synergies and cooperation initiatives and promoting the raise of quality of educational programmes and qualifications in the field of Advanced Manufacturing in the Transport Sector.
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