A very long name for a simple idea.
Can we make better use of the latest learning techniques to improve skills and
value-creation in small and medium factories across Europe?
Learning at the Workplace
TELL-ME aims to develop and trial an innovative cross-enterprise methodology and IT platforms for continuous education and training in small and medium manufacturing environments, in ways that can address more business needs than traditional training.
This responds to the EU 2020 strategy as indicated in flagship initiatives such as “An Agenda for new skills and jobs", "An industrial policy for the globalisation era", “Innovation Union” and “Digital Agenda for Europe” and summarised in the two questions below:
- How can SMEs blue-collar workers in less advanced industrial sectors match the pace of innovation of more technologically advanced ones?
- How can TEL-based training be positioned and improved, in order to have more impact on innovation and resilience of different industrial sectors?
Five main challenges have been identified as fingerprints of this project.
Human-centred manufacturing and the growing need to consider human factors and wellbeing of the workforce in the production processes;
Service-oriented manufacturing and its growing need to create, develop and manage globalised business ecosystems;
Learning ecosystems as the new frontier of collaborative value networks on a global and cross-sector market;
Living Labs of SMEs and their need to constantly develop business-technical-social-market innovation through collaborative working and inspirational environments;
Learning at the Workplace and its need for fast, punctual and personalised life-long learning that takes account of fluency-driven approaches to training, and trends in using TEL and OER for self-regulated learning.