The project, coordinated by UNWE (Bulgaria), brings together 8 organizations representing 5 countries (Bulgaria, Italy, Germany, Poland and Romania), forming a transnational cooperation partnership with a balanced geographical representation of the Erasmus+ area.
This three-year program has the aim to support adult trainers in teaching digital skills to low-skilled adults in Furniture Industry, in order to foster their employability, socio-educational and professional development.
In particular, the project proposes to develop adult training curricula for acquiring appropriate Digital skills to be applied in the furniture industry sector.
In addition, for reaching the ultimate aim of the project, Partners will also design DigiFInd Platform, a platform which will provide training in Digital skills and Industry 4.0
Some of the specific skills and competencies that stand out as critical for managers in the furniture sector are ICTs skills that are crucial to operate in a modern business environment. They may require attention in terms of additional training and adjustments in the official curricula.
The main outputs of IN4WOOD will be:
A deep analysis of the furniture sector regarding the lack of knowledge and skills in Industry 4.0.
A complete and agile training path.
Dedicated training materials of the most useful key enabling technologies of Industry 4.0 including more than 300 videos.
A mobile based platform.
A joint curriculum for “manufacturers of furniture smart factories” IN4WOOD will modernize VET by focusing on the ICTs skills needs to increase competitiveness of the wood and furniture industry.
This Alliance, composed of VET technology providers, VET authorities and wood and furniture experts from 4 different EU countries, will strengthen the knowledge exchange and practice between themselves and the labour market and will increase the recognition of qualifications at EU level within production managers and the target industry.
The IN4WOOD training materials will give to the production managers and CEOs an overview of the specifics needs of the enterprise regarding the several key enabling technologies of I4.0.
The EU supports the 4th industrial revolution through its industrial policy and through research and infrastructure funding.