The ERASMUS+ project “Makers+” deals with the challenges coming along with Industry 4.0, tackling the aspect of required well-skilled workforce that is able to understand, develop, use and update the new digital tools used by the companies. In this context the project aims at developing digital learning materials and tools about technologies that can be found in a Fablab. This is achieved in collaboration with companies using these technologies to match with the real requirements of the labour market. Thus, a common European course for adults is established to train future employees with the skills required in Industry 4.0.
Created as a non-profit association in 1993, COF (Training and Guidance Centre) is recognized and subsidized as a CISP (Social and Professional Integration Centre) by Walloon Region. Since more than 20 years, COF proposes to adult unemployed job-seekers a wide range of trainings in different fields such as : Office automation software, French (refresher course and as a foreign language), Social and Professional guidance, Theoretical driving licence, 3D and digital technics, welding, handling (forklift operator, Bridgeman, slinger, earth-mover operator), parks and garden planning and maintenance. Today COF gathers around 90 employees and train near 2000 people per year in Wallonia and Brussel.
bit (= best in training) schulungscenter (= training centre), founded in 1986, is one of the leading education providers in the area of labour-market projects, vocational education, training and employability in Austria. Our clear strength is our experience and know-how in designing (didactics, methodology, instructional design) and carrying out diverse national and international projects. We have substantial experience in working with different target groups, e.g. young people, young unemployed adults, and their educational needs through our regular activities. We employ 263 highly experienced staff in seven Austrian regions, which enables us to draw on up to-date know-how and creative training methods for the design of our projects.
FabLab Lille is a Fabrication Laboratory located in Roubaix, in France. It opened in october 2011 and is the first FabLab created in the north of France. We welcome everyone in our lab : students, artists, designers, architects, startups, makers and have an important part of our community that are professionals or enterprises. We propose access to our machines and promote the Do-It-Yourself, and learning by doing. The machines we have are what one could expect in a fablab : 3D printers, 3D scanner, laser cutter, vinyl cutter, CNC milling machine, equipment for electronics and traditional manual tools.
Freie Maker e.V. is a non profit organization of maker from Aachen and surroundings. Founded August 2015 in Aachen as a maker community, since June 2016 Freie Maker also operates the Euregio Makerspace in Lemiers as its own lab, expanding the community accross the borders of the Euregio. Goal is foster the knowledge about technologies in the general public. For this purpose, the community members host workshops as well as exhibits both technologies as well as projects (e.g. on MakerFaires). With the Makerspace based on a Coworking space, as well as founding members from the university and local startups and SMEs strong connections to research, education as well as economy exist.
Konya Provincial Directorate of National Education is a state institution in charge with the planning and coordination of all kinds of educational and training activities in pre-school, primary, secondary and adult education in Konya Province. Konya Province has 31 districts with 1.700 schools, 475.000 students and 24.500 teachers in total. Konya İl MEM is an umbrella organisation for all these schools and institutions. Our Directorate includes Personnel, Appointment, Examination, Investigation and Evaluation, Culture, Education-Training and Student Affairs, Program Development, In-Service Training, EU Project Department, Computer and Test Services, Pre-Primary Education, Special Education and Guidance, Physical Training and Sports in School, Health Affairs, Services for Teacher and Social Affairs, Scholarships and Lodging, Private Education Institutions, Non-Formal Education, Apprenticeship and Vocational Technical Education, Research Planning and Statistics, Budget Investment and Facilities departments.
MAD for Europe is a reference training and VET institution in Madrid. The organization is active in the labour market and in the fields of Education, Training and Culture. Their paths are focused on entrepreneurship, creative industries, social work and voluntary services, education, training and promotion of new technologies, culture and art. Among their most important functions are the management and implementation of projects in order to encourage citizen participation, European mobility, youth and adult exchanges, the realization of a wide range of specialized training courses, support for young unemployed, reintegration of people with inclusion problems in our society, language training and the promotion of the artistic and historical heritage. Their team consists of young dynamic professionals, with many years of experience both in EU mobility projects and in Human Resources, working with a strong national and international network of agencies, companies, schools, training centres, universities and many public or private entities.
Technical College Reykjavik is a privately owned non-profit institution founded in 2008 and is the largest vocational school in Iceland with approximately 2500 students and 250 employees. The College consists of several schools, each with its own principal and educational independence. These are the Schools of Building and Construction Trades, Continuing Education, Handicraft – hair, gold and clothes, Electrical Technology, General Academic Studies, Design, Information Technology, Marine Engineering, Master Craftsmanship, Multimedia (Reykjavík Academy of Digital Entertainment RADE), Navigation, the Multicultural School, Reykjavik Academy of Web Development (RAWD), and the Technical Academy. All the schools of the Technical College have councils of specialists, which are comprised of representatives of Icelandic businesses, employers and workers, as well as teachers with expertise in each trade. The school offers a total of around 50 study programs and 800 courses each semester. The Technical College Reykjavík has recently established its own makerspace, called the “Future Classroom”.