1st November 2016 to 31st October 2019

The EU supports the 4th industrial revolution through its industrial policy and through research and infrastructure funding. However, challenges like training workers and future professionals remain. Furthermore the furniture and wood sector has identified that it has a shortage of professionals with high qualification in ICTs and other emerging technologies. Some of the specific skills and competencies that stand out as critical for managers in the furniture sector are ICT skills that are crucial to operate in a modern business environment. They may require attention in terms of additional training and adjustments in the official curricula.

The aim of In4Wood is to design, develop and obtain recognition of educational material for vocational and educational training (the so-called Joint Curriculum) for filling the skills gaps in Industry 4.0 related technologies and topics for workers, production managers and CEOs active in the wood and furniture industry.

The partnership of In4Wood is composed of vocational and educational training (VET) centres and wood and furniture associations from Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and Spain. EURADA coordinates the communication and dissemination of the project.

Coordinator: Technology Centre of Furniture Industry (CETEM)

More information: www.cetem.es