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UPSKILL – Actions Upward: The Skills for the Digital Future of Plastics Factories

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The aim of the project is to enhance the capability of European VET systems to respond ti the plastics sector – specific labour market needs by designing, piloting and implemeting an innovative vocational training programme for plastics production line conductors with specific emphasis on digital skills to work with robotics and other smart manufacturing technologies, as well as green skills and entrepreneurial competencies.

  • Exhance the qaulity of vocational training
  • Improve the competence of teachers and plastic machine operators
  • Make VET curriculum more relevant to the labour market
  • Provide students and teachers with the opportunity to use digital materials

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic is not stopping the advancement of the Upskill project: on 6 November, the first Virtual Exchange between the French apprentices from ISPA and the Finnish students from TREDU gave to the partners the opportunity to gather additional feedback from the participants to the projects.

The variety of professional, academic background, as well as nationalities, allowed the partners to investigate the impact of the project through many different perspectives. Needless to say, the enthusiasm shown in the interviews was palpable:

  • The interviews showed great coordination among the contributing organisation and the success of the Upskill projects in providing the participants with the skills needed to evolve their knowledge in the plastics sector, successfully adapting the training activities to very diverse professional backgrounds.
  • Increase skills by pursuing its apprenticeship diploma in plastics.
  • The interest in the project also comes from people who recently decided to embark on their carrier in the plastics sector.

Visit the website for more insights on the progress of the Upskill project! 

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