INDUCE 4.0

Acronym: INDUCE 4.0

Project Title: INDUCE 4.0 – Work-based training in the field of industry 4.0 for competitive European Industry

Total Cost: 26320,67€

Funding: 25654,00€

According to PwC Global survey (2016) regarding Industry 4.0, among SMEs, respondents report their biggest implementation challenge isn’t choosing the right technology; it’s the lack of digital culture and skills in their organisation.

In a world where the digital transition alters requirements for employees across all steps of the value chain, work in  industry  will  increasingly consist of designing, maintaining and supervising intelligent machines that assist in the performance of tasks, and future jobs will require an appropriate mix of basic, soft and technical skills, notably the digital and business-specific skills INDUCE 4.0 project is aimed at establishing sustainable VET business partnerships aimed at promoting work-based learning on the topic of Industry 4.0, with special attention to apprenticeship training, by involving social partners, companies and VET providers.

The specific objectives of the project are:

  •          Creating flexible learning package for work-based learning aimed at providing fundamental technical knowledge on the topic of Industry 4.0;
  •          Creating a thorough methodology for WBL current and future (VET students/ apprentices) SME employees on the topic of Industry 4.0, thus boosting SMEs’ capacity for transition by nurturing the necessary skills for the “factory of the future”.

Target groups of this project are: Managers of manufacturing SMEs; Heads of departments (production, logistics, etc.) in manufacturing SMEs; Future employees of manufacturing SMEs (vocational students/apprentices); VET providers/trainers/consultants.

The expected results with this project are:

A flexible learning package for work-based learning aimed at providing fundamental technical knowledge on the topic of Industry 4.0:

  •          Introduction to Industry 4.0;
  •          Solutions for Smart Production Environments in the manufacturing sector;
  •          Smart Robotics;
  •          Application of CPS/IoT across the process chain

 A comprehensive tool equipped with a step by step mentoring plan and guidelines:

  •          Relevance of Industry 4.0 and WBL as a key to acquiring the “skills of the future”;
  •          Mentoring plan – practical guidelines on how to organize work-based trainings;
  •          Legal framework for regulation of WBL/apprenticeships;
  •          Comprehensive apprenticeship programme.

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Project Website: http://induce-project.eu
Project Programme: Erasmus +
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Start Year: 2017
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Project Partners: UNIVERSITATEA PETRU MAIOR (UPM), Camera de Comerț și Industrie a Județului Mureș (CCIM), NDUSTRIAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR AUTOMATION AND MEASUREMENTS (PIAP), ISQ, EUROPAISCHER VERBAND BERUFLICHER BILDUNGSTRAGER (EVBB), EUROPEAN CENTER FOR QUALITY OOD (ECQ), PCX COMPUTERS & INFORMATION SYSTEMS LTD (PCX)