Short-term joint staff training in Malta
In September, an activity of the RESTART group took place in Malta, where a specific training action on transition to Industry 4.0 was held for the staff of the entities participating in the RESTART 4.0 project. The Maltese partner, MACDAC Engineering Consultancy Bureau – MECB, hosted this interesting event, attended by 13 participants coming from 6 different partner countries.
The sessions, which included lecturing sessions on various topics related to industry 4.0, were accompanied by practical demonstrations. Additionally, the group visited the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Malta. The participants, guided by Professor Dr. Francalanza, had the opportunity to visit the scanning and 3D printing laboratories and discover technologies and tools necessary for digital manufacturing, consolidating in a practical way knowledge gained in the sessions.
The aim of this training activity was to provide partner staff members with knowledge on the ICT applications available for use by VET Providers, industrial enterprises and organisations, in particular the ICT blocks that relate to the concept of “Industry 4.0”. The topics addressed during the sessions included, among others, Computer Aided Design for Industrial Product Modelling, Digital Factory Planning & Augmented Reality or e-commerce & business applications.
Another objective of the activity was to encourage a moment of exchange with other trainers working in the field and to share ideas on the methodology that each trainer will use in local context to deliver the RESTART Training Toolbox Test. The Short-term joint staff training event was a very enriching experience for all participants, after which the participating trainers have more tools and skills on ICT fields to conduct their training programme in each target country.