FIT4FoF
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Centro Studi “Cultura Sviluppo”-CSCS

Skillman Network

Skillman.eu is a worldwide Transnational platform of Centres of Vocational Excellence for the Advanced Manufacturing Sector based in the EU, addressed to introduce skills, competences and...

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Company name
Centro Studi “Cultura Sviluppo”-CSCS
Company description
Starting from 1995, CSCS (Centro Studi “Cultura Sviluppo”) plays as an European leading not-for-profit organization in the TVET sector, providing subsidiarity services for training and research, labour market improvement and pedagogic innovation, as well as transnational cooperation. CSCS, as a training centre accredited by the Regional Government, provides initial vocational training, continuous training for businesses, vocational guidance and counselling and apprenticeship courses. Within the Quality Accreditation System of TVET schools in Tuscany Region Italy, CSCS obtained the approval with the highest average quality score among other 870 TVET private and public schools. To date, over 10.000 individuals have been trained by CSCS. Main offices are in Pistoia and training programmes are provided on site and at distance. CSCS delivered accredited and certified training programmes to trainers, individuals, workers, trainees from vocational training system or students for formal and informal education. CSCS implements, in Italy as well as in other European countries, training programmes in many fields as also in ICT Extending outside of the EU borders dimension, CSCS is the founder and coordinator of skillman.eu, the worldwide network addressed to introduce skills, competences and innovative curricula for the advanced manufacturing sector within the VET pathways, under a model of intervention that includes sustainability and ethical values. The skillman.eu network was started in 2015 and is currently composed by nearly 300 organisations distributed in 48 countries worldwide.
Address
  • Via Niccolò Puccini, 80, 51100 Pistoia PT. Italy
Website / Email
Type of entity
  • Association

Company Description Description of the initiative

Initiative description
Skillman.eu is a worldwide Transnational platform of Centres of Vocational Excellence for the Advanced Manufacturing Sector based in the EU, addressed to introduce skills, competences and innovative curricula for the advanced manufacturing sector within the VET pathways. It has a large geographical coverage and connects industry and training providers with civil society giving support services that drive growth and effectiveness in the sector.

Date
  • 1st Jan, 2015
Link to the initiative
Industrial FIT4FoF areas
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Human machine interaction
  • Mechatronics/machine automation
  • Robotics
Main focus of initiatives
  • Collaborative and/or research project
  • Communication and dissemination activities
  • Event, forum or network
  • Policies and regulation
  • Training / Education
Funded by
  • European funding
Extent of the initiative
Target group
  • Both
Sector(s) targeted by the initiative
  • Aeronautics or aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Iron and steel industry
  • Medical-technological sector
  • Metal
  • Naval
  • Technological

Results achieved Main outcomes

ECVET – EQF framework and ESCO classification CBL CURRICULUM DESIGN competence based learning SECTORAL SKILLS FORESIGHT TECHNOLOGY skills anticipation lifecycle AM sector and responsibility according to the UNESCO 17 goals SELFIE Self-reflection on Effective Learning by Fostering the use of Innovative Educational Technologies VET toolkit for tackling early leaving

Good practice Best practice

The Observatory on Advanced Manufacturing Sector Build resistant, live, bi-directional interactions with a wide range of different stakeholders Create a persistent system of cross-relationships for the long-duration of the skillman.eu model Make a concrete influence in the industry sector and in the VET system addressing policy makers, universities and technical colleges with concrete results To make possible the more general skillman.eu anticipation lifecycle concept the Observatory implements a circular action, the ‘Skills anticipation wave’ composed by the following three moments that repeat: Provoking a large interest and debate Filtering the returning information Making the skills anticipation exercise possible