Project E+ 2014-1-R001-KA202-002913
Project Co-funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union
Welding technology is applied to the most important industrial sectors worldwide; Metallurgical, electronic, automobile industry and civil engineering are examples of economic areas where well qualified welding professionals are fundamental for the quality of the final result. However, despite its applicability, the renewal of specialized welding professionals does not follow the needs of market. (Full-time equivalents in joining technology – Important results: in Europe, there are around 1,9 million full-time-equivalent joining specialists. “The Economic Importance of Welding and Joining in Europe”, Dr.-Ing. Klaus Middeldorf, German Welding Society). By one side, experienced welders are getting old and according to the natural cycle of life, are retiring. On the other side, the entrance in the labour market of new welding professionals does not answer its actual needs. In order to maintain the quality level and to prevent future problems of performance it is fundamental to invest in people’s training and qualification.
FUTUREWELD aims at improving the performance in the welding area, by implementing the Guidelines for Mechanized, Orbital and Robotized welding personnel through organization of a specific training courses, with the proper didactic material and exams database, and the development of a new interactive software specifically made with didactic purposes that aims at getting the trainees practiced in the welding environment.