Erasmus+ Skills4Smartex (2018 - 2020)

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The Erasmus+ project Skills4Smartex (2018-1-RO01-KA202-049110) is a Strategic partnership project / Vocational Education and Training (VET)* for the period Oct. 2018 – Sept. 2020 with a total budget of 179.380 Euro.

The Project Partners are:
     *INCDTP – The National R&D Institute for Textiles and Leather, Bucharest, Romania, coordinator, http://www.certex.ro
     *TecMinho, Portugal, http://www.tecminho.uminho.pt/
     *Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Centre for Textile Science and Engineering, Belgium, http://textiles.ugent.be/
     *University of Maribor, Slovenia, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - Department of Textile Materials and Design, https://www.um.si
     *Technical University “Gh. Asachi” Iasi, Romania, Faculty of Textiles, Leather and Industrial Management, http://www.tpmi.tuiasi.ro
     *TZU – The Textile testing Institute, Brno, Czech Republic, https://www.tzu.cz/

Main aim of Skills4Smartex:
Improving knowledge, skills and employability of VET* students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) related fields, by providing adequate training instruments to understand multi-disciplinary working by means of smart textiles

The main objectives of the project:
1. Performing of a Guide for smart practices meant for supporting innovation in textile enterprises.
   Needs: Transfer of smart practices from source to target sites.    

   Key indicators: 60 textile enterprises involved, 120 professionals from the industry advised within Multiplier events – Workshops, 24 transferred practices


2. Performing a course in smart textiles, meant for multidisciplinary thinking.    

Needs: Lack of interconnections between disciplines and end applications.    

Key indicators: 100 VET students prepared within blended courses.


3. Performing a dedicated e-learning instrument, meant for channeling the interest of VET students for "serious games".    

Needs: Orientation towards valuable web content.
Key indicators: 240 VET students trained on the e-learning instrument.

4. Improving the skills of VET students by means of practical work in constructing a smart textile prototype.  

Needs: Coping with the challenges of new technological development and multidisciplinary fields.    

Key indicators: Construction of smart textile prototypes for skills training within Joint staff events.

The Skills4Smartex target group
A. Young professionals in textiles   => addressed by Multiplier events  (Workshops)  

B. VET students in secondary education and students in basic stage of higher education => addressed by Blended courses and direct approach (leaflets, CDs, website & dedicated e-learning instrument)

The main outputs of the project:
1. The Guide for smart practices
2. The Course in smart textiles
3.  The dedicated e-learning instrument and the e-learning platform (www.advan2tex.eu/portal/)
4. The 6 workshops / multiplier events (120 professionals from the textile industry envisaged)
5. The 6 blended courses (100 trainees envisaged) + direct approach (240 trainees)
6. Dissemination: papers, posters, events presentations, etc.

 

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