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Training in 3D Printing To Foster EU Innovation & Creativity
Start date: Sep 1, 2016, End date: Aug 31, 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

3D printing (3D-P) has a large effect on creativity and innovation and it has identified by EU as one of the technologies that will boost the development of future products and services. The use of 3D printing in the European industry is growing rapidly, creating new jobs that requires new skills and qualifications. As the development of these skills is not commonly supported by VET programs, there is an urgent need to strengthen the VET curricula content in order to provide the students, youths and adults with the necessary key competencies.The main objective of this project is to address the need of European industry for workforce with 3D printing skills by developing a specialized VET course and e-learning platform.Several specific objectives are defined from the main objective:1. Capacity Building in new sectors: Promoting active cooperation and partnership between Higher education institutions (UPB-CAMIS), VET providers (Somorrostro, LIIS, SLK, Godesk) and partners from outside academia: enterprises (LE, MECB, Danmar) and Accreditation, certification or qualification body (ITI) in order to obtain a significant impact on the modernization of VET education in the 3D Printing sector. 2. Create a flexible learning pathways able to provide VET graduates important competences and skills, including growing use of digital learning, validation of prior learning and aiming to improve the level of both sector specific and transversal competences and skills, with particular regard to those relevant for the 3D Printing labour market.3. Prepare guidelines and case-studies on the use of 3D printing in VET education in order to define and analyse the most suitable training paths 4. Generate a VET 3D printing curricula embedding the most relevant topics for the 3D Printing labour market5. Create a VET course focused on developing skills in 3D printing and the related fields6. To develop a multilingual learning management system (LMS) to improve the knowledge about effective use of 3D printing in VET education and to make the course content free and easily accessible. 7. To prepare multilingual 3DP specific trainer guidelineBoth course, trainer guideline and LMS will be available in 6 languages: English, Romanian, Spanish, Italian, Polish and Lithuanian.There are 9 partners in the project: Ludor Engineering (Romania), University Politehnica of Bucharest (Romania), Public institution Information Technologies Institute (Lithuania), Computer Highschool LIIS (Romania), Danmar Computers LLC (Poland), Macdac Engineering Consultancy Bureau Ltd (Malta), Godesk SRL (Italy), Northern Lithuania College (Lithuania) and Centro de Formación Somorrostro (Spain).We anticipate that the 3DP project will provide significant beneficial impacts for VET providers and for the people interested in developing their 3D printing skills.
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