DTAM (Digital Transformation in Advanced Manufacturing)

DTAM in short, is a three-year Sector Skills Alliances in VET project, funded by the Erasmus+ program of the EU. The project comes in answer to an ever-increasing need for the upskilling and reskilling of technical workers and students in the EU to help improve their employability in a skills intensive fast evolving labour market i.e. advanced manufacturing (AM). The project will also address other multiple needs which have recently became even more evident because of developments such as the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath. Among those needs are the

  1. digital and technical skills mismatches in demand and supply of labour,
  2. demand for sector-tailored industrial workers,
  3. lack of recognized VET programs on the topic and a practical training through access to developed IoT (remote) labs and WBL
  4. the need for an updated training for low or under-skilled adult workers threatened by replacement or obsolescence due to technological advances.

Therefore, DTAM will deliver a new curriculum in digital transformation dedicated to the quality training of mid-high-level technicians in key enabling technologies for Advanced Manufacturing. The curriculum will help grow a workforce of technicians capable of understanding, installing, configuring, monitoring, analysing, transferring data and maintaining digital systems in advanced manufacturing environments so meeting a critical skills gap in EU Industry 4.0 and addressing partners’ regional RiS3s.

DTAM aims to create and provide innovative curricular training (reskilling and upskilling opportunities) in digital transformation competences for the advanced manufacturing sector (AM), for mid-high-level IT and OT technicians at EQF Levels 4-5 +. The DTAM partnership will design and deliver an innovative curriculum in key enabling technologies and transversal competences for AM. DTAM will design and deliver a curriculum of 5 core sections covering professional (digital transformation and transversal) competence development for a broad base of IT and OT technicians, employed or seeking employment in Industry 4.0 environments.

Coordinator of the DTAM project is POLITEKNIKA IKASTEGIA TXORIERRI S.COOP partnering with a total of 10 other organisations from 5 European countries.