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The NEW METRO project is aimed at defining and supporting the development of skilled resources for advanced manufacturing processes as well as the entire Industry 4.0 effort in place across Europe, with a focus on training needs and emerging skills. Based on the project partners’ best practices and analysing additional excellence benchmarks, NEW METRO will support an optimum increase of employability in the sector by:

  • Οvercoming the skill/education mismatch and improving the employability in Mechatronics in the Industry 4.0 scenarios, outlining an innovative competence framework valid at European level. The new training paths will focus on the skills related to Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) and Industry I 4.0 technologies
  • Ιncreasing awareness among key stakeholders about the social and organizational changes necessary to cope with new production methods
  • Ιnvolving regulatory bodies and stakeholders at regional and European level in developing integrated policies to support the Industry 4.0 initiative

  • Strengthening European young students attitude towards high level VET courses, improving at the same time the online learning offering (VOOC), work-based learning methodologies (WBL) and ensuring a skill qualification system approved at European level.

The project actions start point is a participatory review and validation of training needs analysis. The second phase leads to design a Joint Learning Supply, with identification of macro area competences, learning outcomes and contents. The development of a competences framework and NEW METRO curriculum in terms of specific learning outcomes and the release of a leaning delivery model are the third and fourth phase’s aspected results. The piloting phase will activate 6 pilot sites at a European level, involving collaboration between companies, VET Providers and local public administrations. The validation of NEW METRO curriculum, designed by Vet Provider, companies and public institutions, will be the main project outcome. The action plan is completed by crosscutting activities including PM, QM, valorisation, dissemination and use of the NEW METRO curriculum. All project phases and outputs will be validated by a National and European Stakeholder Community.

The minimum target to be involved will be 120 employees including young people and adults from Mechatronics sector; 12 training departments, VET providers and companies; 70 policy makers and decision makers