SAM project is a Sector Skills Strategy in Additive Manufacturing which aims to tackle the current European need for developing an effective system to identify and anticipate the right skills for the Additive Manufacturing (AM) sector demands in response to the increasing labour market needs, thus, contributing for the smart, sustainable and inclusive growth of the AM sector.
To meet this challenge the project Sector Skills Strategy in Additive Manufacturing (SAM) started in January 2019. The initiative will tackle the current European need for developing an effective system to identify and anticipate the right skills for the Additive Manufacturing (AM) sector demands in response to the increasing labour market needs, thus, contributing for the smart, sustainable and inclusive growth of the AM sector.
To address the challenges described above the SAM project intends to:
- Build a sector skills strategy in AM;
- Assess and anticipate skills (gaps and shortages) in AM;
- Support with data the AM European Qualification System and foster wideness of its scope;
- (Re) design professional profiles according to the industry requirements;
- Develop specific relevant qualifications to be delivered for the AM Sector;
- Increase the attractiveness of the sector to young people, whilst promoting gender balance;
- Strengthen education-research-industry partnerships and encourage creativity “in companies and relevant educational and scientific institutions”;
- Track students, trainees and job seekers and promote match making between job offer and search.
SAM will promote the AM sector by engaging with different target groups, namely, existing workforce, students from the primary school, vocational education and training and higher education, by putting in place an awareness campaign, stimulating the creativity of the partnership as well as of the audience.
SAM project consortium is composed of 16 partners of which EWF is the coordinator. It encompasses industrial representatives from the AM sector, organisations involved in the fields of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and/or Higher Education (HE), and umbrella organisations. The consortium is strongly committed with the aim of supporting the growth, innovation, and competitiveness of the AM sector, since all partners have expertise in manufacturing technology and/or in the provision of education, and all of them are recognised players in the field. This ambitious project has a duration of 48 months and ends on 31st December 2022.
To find out more information, please visit: www.skills4am.eu