Ready for „Industry 4.0“ Freely accessible teaching and learning platform for flexible continuing training
The transition to Industry 4.0 places new demands on the organization and personnel in companies. It requires new competencies, new jobs and thus a higher qualification of employees. To meet these qualification requirements, both vocational training and continuing education play a central role. The focus of the “3T Industry 4.0” research project is on offerings for teachers and continuing education programs for companies. The basis for this is a freely accessible teaching and learning platform, which is now available online.
The aim of the “3T Industry 4.0” project was to create a teaching/learning platform that is freely accessible on the Internet and covers the transfer of topics from the context of Industry 4.0. The main focus here is on the “train the trainer” principle: Teachers are given further training so that they can pass on their newly acquired knowledge to employees in courses.
In this context, Technische Universität Braunschweig has dealt with the topics of Mixed Reality and Smart Devices (sensor systems) in order to inspire the specialists of tomorrow and those interested in these new technologies and their applications: On the one hand, content is conveyed, but on the other hand, didactic concepts are also provided.
To this end, detailed focal points were set and training and continuing education concepts developed, which are now being implemented in video events on the platform. However, participants in the online modules will not only find webinars on the platform. The platform concept that has been developed offers a wide range of training opportunities on various key topics. These include, for example, 3D printing, cybersecurity and Lean 4.0 as focus topics. As the project is made up of a multinational European consortium, the needs of a wide range of training participants can be covered.
The platform was released on August 31, 2021 and is available in English. The content will continue to be used in teaching, but also specifically in training courses held for participants from industry and also partners of the Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology at TU Braunschweig.
“For the successful introduction and implementation of digitization measures, we cannot leave out the trainers in the companies. With the offer of 3T Industry 4.0, we have created a place for the exchange of experiences and knowledge acquisition for the digital working world”, says Bastian Thiede, Team Leader “Learning Factory for Digital and Sustainable Production,” Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology
The project “3T Industry 4.0” with a duration of two years started in September 2019 and ended on August 31, 2021. It was funded by the “Erasmus plus Program of the European Union” with a total funding amount of 161,297 euros. The coordinator was Mecanic Vallee (France). On the part of the TU Braunschweig, the Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology, Chair of Sustainable Production and Life-Cycle Engineering (Prof. Christoph Herrmann), was involved. Other project participants were the “campus des métiers et des qualifications de l’industrie du futur (France)”, the “Aitiip Technology Centre (Spain)” and the “Automotive Cluster of Aragon (CAAR, Spain)”.