DTAM Training Methodology and Curriculum
DTAM Training Methodology and Curriculum supports VET providers, learners and SMEs in the digitalisation of manufacturing processes and create broader strategies for knowledge growth and curricular development.
At educational level, VET staff can thoroughly understand and be prepared to teach the flexible, innovative DTAM curriculum (including the innovative use of local or remote IoT labs) in IVET and CVET courses.
Digital Transformation Competence Index provides a clear Index of the competences and skills (both technical and transversal) needed by technicians at EQF levels 4-5+ working with ICT enabled AMT. The index forms the crux of the curriculum and provides an invaluable tool for learners/technicians and VET staff planning for skills training, upskilling or reskilling.
Click on the link to access the document: Index
DTAM Training Course
The DTAM Training Course forms the core of the DTAM Curriculum and the project overall. To achieve maximum impact and effectiveness, the course is based on the Digital Transformation Skills Index , with special intent to aid medium level technicians working in ICT enabled AMT.
It is envisaged that the training course consists of approximately 25 training units on digital and transversal skills relevant for IT and OT technicians in AM environments that contribute to the major areas of Industry 4.0 and the foreseen sections of Big Data, Machine Learning, Sensors and Cybersecurity.
If we are going to teach digital transformation in advanced manufacturing in an effective way, it makes sense that there should be a tool to assist us in establishing the learner’s needs and possibly point out specific areas of improvement. Agree? Because that’s exactly what we did. Behold the DTAM Digital self-evaluation tool. It is an integral part of the DTAM training methodology and measures both soft and hard skills related to the various subject matters of the DTAM training course. It also serves as a self-diagnosis of technical (digital) competences that translates results into an overview of areas for development and links directly to the e-learning platform.
The DSET is undergoing final improvements and will be open to the public in Fall 2023. The Digital self-evaluation tool will be made available at the following link: https://dtamproject.
In the meantime, join our colleague Cristina Urtiaga from Cluster GAIA in briefing you about the tool, including important things to keep in mind before and after using it.
DTAM IoT Hub
DTAM IoT Hub provides access to a developed IoT digital ecosystem with an aim to build on the e-learning experience. Remote learners with fewer resources have the opportunity to access quality technology and equipment via the e-learning platform. Users are connected directly to the project network of IoT labs upon registration and are encouraged in the DTAM Methodology to work together with other European students on specific digital challenges in the AM field.
Piloting partners created a national pilot plan detailing how curriculum in IVET and CVET courses is individually offered and unfolded. The pilot training activities were then implemented during the 2022-2023 semester in our partnering countries i.e. Spain, Greece, Italy and the Netherlands. Needless to say, it was a quite thrilling experience to see our students increase their skills and competences and get the chance to practice what they’ve learned.
The pilot training results together with the official Report on the Impact of the Curriculum on IVET and CVET learners and companies, are made publicly.
Here’s one of our favourite stories about how we did with this challenging pilot training activity.