On May 2 2023, DAMAS partners hosted a final conference on the Digital Apprentices Mobility in the Automotive Sector project in Brussels with the participation of International experts in the field. The DAMAS project coordinator welcomed all the participants and briefly presented the Agenda of the day.
Åsa Petri, Senior Education Counsellor for Swedish Representation in Brussels spoke about @sweden2023eu and the priorities for competences in green transition. Anna Spechtenhauser from Automotive Skills Alliance discussed how VET can provide digital skills fit for the future of work in the automotive sector and a Q&A session followed the presentations about skills and competences in the automotive sector. Both the keynote speakers highlighted the importance of ensuring that the workforce is trained and equipped with the necessary skills to support the shift towards a new model of sustainable mobility.
The DAMAS project partners briefly described the 4 intellectual outputs created within the DAMAS project:
- State of Affairs of Digital Mobility in Apprenticeships
- Guidelines on the implementation of digital training and virtual mobilities in the automotive sector
- Platform with Open Educational Resources for blended VET mobility training
- Curriculum for a training course for VET teachers and company trainers
A Presentation of the Diagnose Car Project and a practical Demonstration of using Hololens in training was provided and carried out by Charline Van Osselaer and Dirk Goyvaerts to better understand the benefits of using XR in training in the automotive sector.
Throughout the conference, attendees had the opportunity to hear from a variety of experts in the field of apprenticeships and digital/virtual mobility and training, share their own experiences, and engage in interactive discussions. It was truly a collaborative effort to explore ways to enhance the innovative training of industry’s workforce and ensure it is prepared for the future.
As the conference came to an end, the sense of optimism and commitment to the cause was relevant. The conversations and ideas shared at the event will serve as a foundation for future collaborations and initiatives, ensuring that the training in the automotive sector continues to evolve and thrive.
Overall, the #DAMAS final conference was a success, bringing together stakeholders and experts from across the industry to share best practices, explore innovative approaches, and drive change. We thank everyone who participated and look forward to continuing the conversation and making a positive impact on the industry.