Training course ‘work 4.0’

Lehrgang ‘Work 4.0’

PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR

Anette Scoppetta

PROJECT TEAM AT THE EUROPEAN CENTRE

Katarina Hollan, Monika Hunjadi

EXTERNAL PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR

Wolfgang Schabenreiter, Brain Plus GmbH (Austria)

PROJECT PARTNERS

Brain Plus (Austria)

akaryon GmbH (Austria)

Verein Auxilium (Austria)

BBG Baugeräte GmbH (Austria)

Erz und Eisen Regionalentwicklungsgmbh (Austria)

Lognostik (Austria)

Madkem (Austria)

Meilenstein (Austria)

mixed.at (Austria)

Nutrition & Health Consulting (Austria)

Unternehmensberatung Leitenbauer (Austria)

Know-Center GmbH (Austria)

TU Graz-Institut für Unternehmensführung und Organisation (Austria)

BACKGROUND

During the past decades, industry went through big changes towards more intelligent production (‘Internet of things’). The so-called ‘Industry 4.0’ is regarded as the 4th Industrial Revolution and will have enormous impacts on the world of work. It influences qualification needs, work organisation, the quality of work, and, more generally, the collaboration between humans and technology. To assist SMEs in their preparation for current and upcoming changes, a curriculum for a training course ‘Work 4.0’ was developed. The course covered major work-related topics in its seven training modules such as new forms of work organisation, changes/needs for ‘learning & skills’, diversity, gender and the ageing of the workforce. The course was implemented during the first months of 2017.

AIMS

The project objectives were to

  • develop a curriculum for SMEs regarding the changes of work (i.e. digitalisation and automatization processes); and to
  • implement the training course in Styria so that SMEs are better prepared for the changes within their enterprise and encouraged to proactively address the challenges by seeking for sustainable solutions.

METHODS

The methods implemented concerned

  • the development of a curriculum,
  • the implementation of a modular-based training course for SMEs in Styria (seven modules), and
  • project evaluation.

ACTIVITIES/MILESTONES

  • Finetuning of the Curriculum ‘Work 4.0’
  • Training course: The future of work (module 1), Industry 4.0 (module 2), Digitalisation of work (module 3), Work organisation (module 4), Employers 4.0 (module 5), New forms of learning (module 6), Demography, gender and diversity at the workplace (module 7)
  • Project evaluation

The European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research supports the Sustainable Development Goals

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UN SDG Decent Work and Economic Growth
UN SDG Partnerships for the Goals
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FUNDED BY

Austrian Research Promotion Agency (Österreichische Forschungsforderungsgesellschaft mbH)

PROJECT DURATION

2016/11 – 2017/04