The innovation manager for the wood and furniture industry
The project EQ-Wood tackles innovation capacity and competitiveness of EU wood and furniture industry by designing and delivering the curriculum of Innovation Advisor in the Wood and Furniture Industry. It helps managing innovation by merging green, digital and marketing skills and provide learners with specific competences required by the sector evolution in Europe.
The project EQ-Wood tackles innovation capacity and competitiveness of EU wood and furniture industry by designing and delivering the curriculum of Innovation Advisor in the Wood and Furniture Industry.
It helps managing innovation by merging green, digital and marketing skills and provide learners with specific competences required by the sector evolution in Europe. The project builds on the comprehensive analysis of skills requirements already conducted by other sectoral projects.
EQ Wood leverages innovative practices of VET through a combination of classroom-base and e-learning in an international community of practice.
The whole educational offer is planned to be accredited, validated, presented, and, if possible, transferred in project European countries VET systems and beyond.
Furthermore, the project supports the development of a European Sectoral Qualification and Training Network in the wood and furniture industry, thought to be able to design and provide training, and to maintain and update those sectoral qualifications more frequently subject to change as a result of technological and market improvements.
In the long term, the project is addressed to establish the basis for a European Sectoral Qualification and Training Network able to design and provide training and maintain/update those qualifications in the woodworking and furniture industry.
EQ Wood is intended to detect skills needs, fill existing gaps with significant recognizable training, with the contribution of social partners, VET providers and innovation support centers to contribute to the innovation capacity and competitiveness of EU wood and furniture industry.
The EQ Wood project is based on the alliance of the most comprehensive Confederation of Woodworking and Furniture Industry with the European Network of Innovation support centres, and representatives of VET providers associated in different forms to the industry (sectoral specialized VET providers, entrepreneurial training bodies, Chambers of commerce).
EQ-Wood proposes a European approach to the design and training supply of a qualification in the wood and furniture industry, thus complementing the existing EU policy developments on common instruments for transparency, mobility and credit recognition. The Consortium believes that sectoral collaboration at European level has much to offer in complementing EU Open Coordination Method among Member States in this field.
EQ-Wood wants not only to develop and test common training contents, but to document, evaluate and review the transnational development and delivery process in view of its desired extension to new qualifications and a broader coverage of the EU industry. The model of EU training provision must be established at sectoral level, strictly relating it to the previous analysis of existing skills shortage and qualifications setting.
The European cooperation offers the opportunity for project partners to learn from each other, exchange good practices, and experience the EU diversity of different working approaches, technology needs, background history data and cultures.