Learner centric Advanced Manufacturing Platform for CoVEs
The fifth industrial revolution is built upon the technologies of the fourth, with an increased emphasis on a human-centric, sustainable and resilient industrial base, emphasising the digital and green transitions. A key pillar of this economic transformation is the role played by Advanced Manufacturing systems such as Robotics, 3D & 4D printing, artificial intelligence and high-performance computing.
I5.0, requires VET to develop ‘learning centric approaches’ that focus on the holistic competences of humans that plan, manage, oversee or operate technologies.
LCAMP will tackle this by incorporating a permanent European Platform of Vocational Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing, seeded from a consortium of 20 partners and over 50 associate organisations including leading VET/HVET centres, companies, regional government, R&D centres, associations of companies and clusters.
By collaborating across borders, LCAMP’s goal is to support and empower regional AM CoVEs to become more resilient, innovative, and better equipped to train, upskill, and reskill young and adult students to successfully face the digital and green transitions. We will help regions grow and be more competitive through their VET systems.
The Alliance is service-oriented, planning to establish permanent structures for:
· Teaching & Learning: establishing AM skills frameworks and curricula; launching or revising AM programmes (including micro-credentials); creating or capacity building learning factories (special AM labs, jointly run by VET and industry)
· Cooperation and Partnerships: launching a skills & jobs observatory for advanced manufacturing; accelerating industry/VET/region cooperation ideas via an open innovation community and providing consultancy to SMEs on integrating SME/VET connections.
· Governance & Funding: creating a one-stop-shop portal for all our services; ensuring a business case for continuing services to stakeholders in the long-term, while enhancing participation