Direction 4.0

Promotion and development of Industry 4.0 related skills

About the project

Skills gap in new technologies

Industry 4.0 and technologies related with this concept are rapidly developing and beginning to have real impact on lives of EU citizens. Problems identified by project partners, in their countries, but also through wide-scale international research indicate a huge gap between provision and demand for skills related to new technologies such as robotics, 3D printing, cloud computing, VR/AR and cyber safety. Through DIRECTION 4.0 project we aim to promote these new technologies among secondary school students and motivate them to choose technical majors.

Proposed actions

DIRECTION 4.0 hence is focused on raising awareness of Industry 4.0 and developing skills that will soon be in great demand on EU labour market. Within the project several outputs will be developed, that are our response for identified problems and limitation. The project is directed at STEM teachers and their students, but other stakeholders, such as career councillors, educators or policy makers, will also benefit from the developed outputs.

Expected impact

DIRECTION 4.0 is expected to have a substantial impact on direct beneficiaries – STEM teachers and their students, but also on other relevant stakeholders, among which there will be career counsellors educators, trainers, policy makers, representatives of business sector.

Project outputs

Compendium 4.0

Within this IO partners having expertise in selected fields (AR, cyber safety, additive manufacturing, smart factories, robotics and cloud computing) will prepare Compendium 4.0, directed at secondary STEM teachers, containing the analysis of each field, its potential, and guidelines for implementation of extra-curricular school activities.

4.0 Career Roadmap

This output will be updated report, concerning present state of readiness for new industrial revolution, taking into account statistics and desk/field research on the awareness of the topic and its relevance for future labour market, in partner countries and all EU.

Space 4.0 - toolbox for teachers

The platform will be an interactive environment for STEM teachers interested in the concept of Industry 4.0 and its promotion among their students. It will include all other developed outputs as well as possibility to upload/download materials (like lesson plans), and to interact with other teachers (chatroom).