The European Skills Strategy & Gap Drivers in Additive Manufacturing
SAM project has identified a strategy that will support the growth of AM by creating optimal conditions for the development of AM skills.
The European Skills Strategy developed by the SAM consortium settles the Sector Skills Strategy for Additive Manufacturing until 2030.
A set of seven “Gap Drivers” were identified as key challenges to the full deployment of AM competences, which are deemed fundamental to support the growth and flourishing of the AM sector.
Strategic objectives requiring the collaboration of all AM stakeholders have been identified to bridge such gaps. This webinar will approach three of these strategic objectives and experts from different AM fields, namely education, industry and policies, will discuss their implementation and the actions to put in place to reach the goals.
The strategic objectives tackled by the webinar are:
Strengthen the collaboration between industry and training organizations
Prepare European, National and Regional organizations to tackle the challenges of AM, in terms of Qualified personnel
Leverage on existing funding programs and mechanisms
10.00 – Welcome and presentation
10.10 – The 1st International Additive Manufacturing Qualification System (IAMQS) – Beatriz Lopez, AM System Manager, EWF
10.25 – Strengthen the collaboration between industry and training organizations – panel discussion with representatives from Industry, Higher Education and VET.
Bianca Maria Colosimo PhD, Professor ,Deputy Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI)
Mathias Merker, Chair International Affairs at Otto Brenner Schule , VET organization
Elvira León, CEO & co-founder of ADDvance Manufacturing Technologies
10.55 – Prepare European, National and Regional organizations to tackle the challenges of AM, in terms of Qualified personnel – Margarida Ségard, ISQ Academy
11.10 – Leverage on existing funding programs and mechanisms (20 min) – João Santos, Senior Expert at the European Commission, Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.