The report is the result of a careful analysis carried out in SAMANTHA – Skills in Additive MANufacturing for the Toolmaking and HAbitat Sectors project (project number: 2019-1- DE02-KA202-006458) funded by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ programme – KA2, Strategic Partnership for Innovation and Exchange of good practices.
SAMANTHA project aims to develop a novel training program addressing the mismatched high-tech, T-shaped skills for proper implementation of Additive Manufacturing (AM) in the value chains of such sectors through high qualified workers.
The project is carried on by a consortium of partners composed by: Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) (Germany), ILI – FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN NUERNBERG (Germany), AMUEBLA – AGRUPACION EMPRESARIAL INNOVADORA DE FABRICANTES DE MUEBLES Y AFINES DE LA REGION DE MURCIA (Spain), Cenfim – CENTRE DE DIFUSIO TECNOLOGICA DE LA FUSTA I DEL MOBLE DE CATALUNYA (Spain), CEIPES – Centro Internazionale per la Promozione dell’Educazione e lo Sviluppo (Italy), Centrocot – CENTRO TESSILE COTONIERO E ABBIGLIAMENTO SPA (Italy) e TECOS – Razvojni center orodjarstva Slovenije (Slovenia).
This report is composed of 5 parts:
1. the result of a research that partners carried out during the first phase of the implementation of the project. It focuses on the definition of the two sectors (habitat and toolmaking) and an analysis of professional categories related to them.
2. the result of two questionnaires one for the Habitat sector and one for the toolmaking industry with whom partners found out what is the level of implementation of Additive Manufacturing, the desired and needed technological skills in workers curriculum, competences mismatches and needs for the training in these 2 sectors.
3. an overview on transversal skills (T-shaped) needed or mismatched in Habitat and tool making sectors in the current panorama.
4. the result of two questionnaires addressed to teachers and students and an analysis of the current VET training offer related to the Toolmaking & Habitat sectors with regards to Additive Manufacturing in each partner country.
5. the results of the standardisation of national and European qualification systems among partners countries.
Thanks to this document the consortium of partners had the possibility to understand the current scenario and the needs of the target group involved in the Toolmaking and Habitat sectors and to develop the main content of the project.