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SGS is involved in DITMEP project - Digital Tools for Manufacturing Training and Education Programmes

December 01, 2022

The consortium composed by 5 partners from 3 different countries of the European Union (Germany, Spain and Portugal) coming from the sectors of training centres, Universities and certifying companies, will develop this project that will improve risk prevention in the manufacturing of composites.

SGS is part of the research project "DITMEP: Digital Tools for Manufacturing Training and Education Programmes", which has been funded by the ERASMUS+ programme of the European Union.

This project, which started in May 2021, has a duration of two years ending next April 2023.

DITMEP project aims to improve manufacturing learning, in particular Risk Prevention courses, generating digital capabilities on the methodology (through e-learning, gamification and augmented reality experiences) for educators and trainees. This will support and help the transformation of manufacturing training aftermath of COVID-19.

DITMEP will develop these blended courses for risk prevention with digital capabilities, in a transnational format solution for an innovative and reinforced education on composites manufacturing, which can be easily replicated at other sectors.

The DITMEP project consortium is composed of 5 partners, from 3 different EU countries (Germany, Spain, Portugal). Partners come from the training center, university and certifier sectors to cover all aspects of training course development.

The main objectives of the project are:

  • Training course deployment in an e-learning platform with a core syllabus on Risk Prevention and Health, prepared for its adaptation to the specific countries regulation.
  • Deployment of a common gamification methodology for Risk Prevention training modules
  • AR mobile application development to support 2 series of learning experiences proposed as part of the core training (virtual spaces signalisation and emergency drills).
  • To reinforce learners and teachers with digital capabilities: guides on how to use the materials, how to complement in-presence teaching and to develop on-line trainings.
  • Tools and methodology evaluation through pilot training implementations (in all 3 countries) with included tests for evaluation the procedures from the teachers/learners.

Despite the corona pandemic, work in all work packages was able to start in May 2021. The fact that the topic of "digitization" has become extremely central nowadays motivates all project partners and shows that our research project has gained relevance again. The digital tools developed in this project will help to continue to provide high-quality training in the future.

Our training course "Prevention of occupational hazards in composite manufacturing” consists of the two blocks "General Risks" and "Specific Risks in Composite manufacturing". The first block is divided into 3 units, the second block is divided into 6 units. Each unit will have its own theoretical part in which the trainee has to build up his knowledge. What you have learned can be applied in the practical part. For our “Personal Safety Equipment” and “Signalization” units, the practical part consists of AR tools, which we are developing as part of the project.

The theoretical part has been completed and will be translated into the respective languages of the consortium members. All learning material will be made available on a Moodle platform which we are currently working on. When the Moodle platform and AR tools are finalized, the entire training course will be validated in pilot tests.

The overall outcome of our project will be presented at a final conference in April 2023.

All results will also be published on the project website the project and it has its own Linkedin channel to inform about the current status of the project.

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