ADDress project aims to increase the skills of young people, trainers and adults about additive manufacturing technology, seen as one of the technologies of the future and whose area of use is increasing day by day, and to ensure that this quality VET content is accessible to more people with digital tools.

According to the World Economic Forum, 50% of all employees will need reskilling by 2025, as adoption of technology increases. Half of employees will need to reskill in the next five years, as the “double-disruption” of the economic impacts of the pandemic and increasing automation transforming jobs takes hold. According to CEDEFOP’s “Matching skills and jobs in Europe, 2015” report, to avoid skill mismatch, 53% of adult employees had to learn new things continuously. ADDress project has been developed to support the building of a Europe-wide training zone with using digital tools that will enable the development of trainers, professionals and NEETs with a lifelong learning perspective.

With transnational cooperation, it is aimed to help to increase the knowledge and learning to reduce regional inequalities and to facilitate the exchange of information, strengthening disadvantaged regions, capacity building and learning from others, and to benefit from methods and solutions developed or applied elsewhere in the region. It is aimed to develop new approaches, methodologies and practices in the ADDress project with partners from different countries and disciplines, and to increase the benefit by spreading the experiences of the partners. The common difficulties of AM between partners are related to the non-integrity of the studies and their compatibility with the industry. For this reason, both academic and business world-based participants were included in the project. In this way, more need-oriented results will be produced by preventing time losses.

ADDress’s goals are;

  • Ensuring the integration of Additive Manufacturing into the existing production ecosystem,
  • Dissemination of technology by increasing the awareness and application level of the manufacturing industry regarding additive manufacturing technology,
  • Development of the additive manufacturing ecosystem at national and international level by focusing on cooperation networks and human resources, sharing policies and good practices,
  • Development of upskilling needs for Additive Manufacturing in VET and integration to training at different levels,
  • Building up innovative training technologies in Additive Manufacturing for engineers, blue collar workers, academicians and NEETs,
  • Supporting start-up and spin-off companies operating for encouraging entrepreneurship in Additive Manufacturing industry, 7. Increasing the capacities by strengthening the public-university industry partnership and transferring innovative skill development practices at the institutional level. The ADDress project will contribute to social and economic transformation across Europe by benefiting the individual who has no more opportunities to achieve these goals, applying the green deal approach in a still developing technology and contributing to the digital transformation of individuals with AM, which is called the digital conversion production method.

Expected ADDress Results

  • National and International Level Additive Manufacturing Industry Strategic Framework
  • Integration of Additive Manufacturing Curriculums into training organizations
  • Additive Manufacturing Technologies Skill Map
  • Work force Transformation Program Tools and Platform Design
  • Partners with improved capacity through collaborations with the ability to act jointly, to increase the capacity of professionals and NGOs, to create and share new approaches
  • Trainers who have gained new skills and metacognitive awareness to digitize educational contents
  • Green awareness in design and production of AM products
  • Academicians and technical professionals gained new skills for digital transformation

Coordinated by Coskunoz Education Foundation (CEV), ADDress is an EU project co-funded by the Erasmus+ program. The European Commission’s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.