SKILLWIND is a project funded by the Action "Strategic Partnerships" of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission, specifically by the KA2: "Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices" whose aim is to create a homogenous European training program in wind farms maintenance which includes a serious game to evaluate the knowledge acquired.
MAIN GOALS OF THE PROJECT:
To standardise at European level the necessary skills to adequately qualify wind industry professionals, specially the capabilities of workers in operation and exploitation of wind farms.
To develop an innovative training in the wind energy sector through the design and programming of a serious game, specifically aimed to solve the most critical aspects of the activities of maintenance, health and safety, thus creating a safe working environment.
To promote the professional development of workers and the competitiveness of the industry.
The consortium is composed of five European partners with an extensive experience in the vocational training of this sector:
AEE (Spanish Wind Energy Association): Spain
SGS TECNOS (Multinational Company expert in vocational training): Spain
ANEV (Italian Wind Energy Association): Italy
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON (University): UK
WindEurope: (European Association of Wind Energy) Belgium
IO1: Report: WIND ENERGY SECTOR´s SKILLS.
In a first step, in order to evaluate the transverse skills needed to qualify the wind energy sector staff and normalize the training at European level it is necessary to analyze the skills that the wind energy job market is demanding in Europe, as well as the training offer.
A research has been done focusing in the European Market to analyze the wind industry sector and its prospective growth in the future years which could affect employment requiring a very high number of qualified personnel. This research has taken into account the needed skills and the current training offer in Europe. This report is available in the project website: https://skillwind.com/
IO2: WIND ENERGY SECTOR TRAINING
The consortium has developed a standardized training program for the Wind Energy sector staff. This program is available to anyone wishing to learn in the project website: https://skillwind.com/ and is composed by 6 modules plus another one of technical descriptions:
Construction, transport, commissioning & assembling
Health and safety
IO3: SERIOUS GAME Trivial: SKILLWIND
The consortium has developed a learning tool which allow players to test their knowledge of the SKILLWIND training program through a “Serious Game”. This trivial is available for Android (for download at the project website) and iOS devices (through the Apple Store) in 4 languages: English, French, Italian and Spanish.