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SAM Results

Work Package 1: Sector Skills Strategy in the Additive Manufacturing Sector

WP1 Overview.

WP1 objective is to support the definition of the European AM Skills Strategy, by providing a state of play on three pillars: firstly, global and societal challenges, secondly technology development and thirdly professional profiles (skills).

WP1 deliverables are critical inputs for the definition of the European AM skills strategy (available soon in WP4 results section), as it enables to discover the essential gap drivers and to set objectives and supporting actions for tackling shortage or lack of skilled professionals.

WP1 deliverables are represented graphically as a visual timeline in the AM Observatory (WP4).

D1.1 SAM Glossary

This deliverable corresponds to the SAM Glossary of terms for both areas of expertise: Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing Technology and Education/Training.

D1.2 will be kept updated along the project duration.

D1.2 Global and Societal Milestones

This deliverable corresponds to the characterization of Global and Societal Milestones, which aims to identify global and societal developments until 2030, including all the transformations that can direct and indirectly impact on the Additive Manufacturing Sector and Skills and also the necessary European AM Skill Strategy to address these transformations.

D1.3 Long Term Technological Plan

This deliverable corresponds to the characterization of Global and Societal Milestones, which aims to identify global and societal developments until 2030, including all the transformations that can direct and indirectly impact on the Additive Manufacturing Sector and Skills and also the necessary European AM Skill Strategy to address these transformations.

D1.4 Professional Profiles/Set of Skills Roadmap

This deliverable corresponds to the Professional Profiles/Set of Skills’ Roadmaps, which covers the analysis of current and emergent Professional Profiles in Additive Manufacturing (AM) required by the Sector.
The findings achieved in the document are based on a literature review of AM professionals in the industry and data available from recruitment advertisements and available resources in Europe.
D1.4 reflects the mid-point between existing skills and future ones, providing relevant findings and hypotheses to guide future work on the assessment of current and future skills in AM, which will take place in WP 2 (Forecast Methodology) as well WP3 (Methodology for design and review of professional profiles and skills).

D1.5 Visual Timeline

This deliverable corresponds to visual timeline, which is a graphical representation of (estimated) future trends that will impact the skills required for the implementation of Additive Manufacturing technologies in general.
The timeline is fed by D1.2, D1.3, D1.4 and D4.5 among others.
The timeline will be Kept updated along and after the project duration.

Work Package 2: Forecast Methodology: Assessment of current and future skills in AM

WP2 Overview.

WP2 objective objective is to develop the methodology for determining the skills mismatches, gaps and shortages in the Additive Manufacturing sector.
WP2 Deliverables are implemented in WP4 (AM Observatory), WP5 (Piloting of the Methodology) and WP6 (Implementation of the Final Methodology).

D2.1 Survey’s and Interviews kit

This kit encompasses guidelines for conducting surveys and interviews, as well as the templates and questions for each survey and for the different interviews that will be held to the selected target groups.

D2.2 Real Case Scenarios’ Kit

This kit encompasses guidelines and templates for collecting Real Case Scenarios data, meaning it addresses the skills needs to be deployed in less than 6 months.

D2.3 Short Term Scenarios’ Kit

This kit encompasses guidelines and templates for collecting Short Term Scenarios data, meaning it addresses the skills needs to be deployed in 2 years.

D2.4 Foresight Scenarios’ Kit

This kit encompasses guidelines and templates for collecting Foresight Scenarios data, meaning it addresses the skills needs to be deployed within 10 years.

D2.5 ESCO and Skills Panorama Kit

This kit encompasses the guidelines and templates used for feeding the multilingual classification of European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations (ESCO) and the EU Skills Panorama.

D2.8 Workshops and working Sessions’ Kit

This kit encompasses guidelines and templates for organising and delivering workshops held during the analysis’ and validation phases of industry needs concerning AM professionals’ skills development.

Work Package 3: Methodology for developing and revising professional profiles and skills

WP3 Overview.

WP3 objective is to settle the methodology for designing and reviewing Additive Manufacturing professional profiles, qualifications, and Units of learning outcomes. WP3 deliverables are implemented in WP5 (Piloting of the Methodology) and WP6 (Implementation of the Final Methodology).

D3.1 Methodological Guideline for Design and Review Processes of Professional Profiles and AM Sectoral Framework

This deliverable corresponds to the methodological approach used to design and review Professional Profiles in AM, in order to sustain the and feed the European AM Qualifications System.
The methodology is based on EWF Sectoral Approach, which is built upon on subsequent activities that begins with a general description of what a job is, as professional profile, and ends with a set of smallest units that fed the required qualification for that professional profile. The defined methodology follows a modular approach in which each qualification consists of a set of units learning outcomes.

D3.3 Operational Guideline on Context and Training Tools

This deliverable corresponds to the operational guideline for delivering AM training courses.

D3.3 maps and assesses different training contexts and tools that match the learning outcomes of qualifications. It contains a list and description of in-use learning contexts and training tools in AM training. For every training context/tool, there is a classification of “Advantages”, “Constraints”, and “Recommendation for being used in AM training”.

Work Package 4: Observatory in Additive Manufacturing

WP4 Overview.

WP4 objective is to put into practice the continuous forecast methodology, providing real-time mapping and monitoring of industry needs, technological trends, skills shortages and mismatches, as well as policies and figures for AM.
The AM Observatory is also implementing the AM Qualification System, through a network of AM training centres from Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Higher Education (HE) institutions.

D4.5 Reports on the Analysis and Validation of Needs

This deliverable corresponds to a set of reports (four reports in total) addressing the findings on skills needs, mismatches and shortages in the AM Sector for the three scenarios (Real Case, Sort Term and Foresight). The 1st Report (2020) is the baseline to identify skills gaps and demands of the AM Sector for the real case and short-term scenarios. It addresses the 1st round of auscultation with key target groups, namely Companies, and Research and Technology Development Organisations (RTOs).

D4.9 Mapping of projects in AM

This deliverable corresponds to the updated mapping of projects in AM from the period of 2019 to 2022.
The Mapping of projects issued in 2020 covers the projects in AM funded in 2019 and 2020 and details about the engagement/synergies achieved between projects.

Work Package 5: Piloting of the methodology for developing and revising professional profiles and skills

WP5 Overview.

WP5 objective is to pilot the methodology developed during WP3, where a total of four Real Case Scenarios and two Short Term Scenarios are being tested.

D5.8 Online Qualifications Catalogue

This deliverable presents the updates on the European AM Qualification System, in terms of new and/or revised Professional Profiles, Qualifications and Units of Learning outcomes.

Work Package 6: Implementation of SAM’s final methodology for developing Professional Profiles

WP6 Overview.

WP6 objective is to implement the final methodology developed during WP3. The source of information used in this WP is linked to findings collected in the last round of auscultation described in D4.5 report.
A total of of four Real Case Scenarios and two Short Term Scenarios are being implemented.

D6.5 New Professional Profiles /Qualifications and Units of Learning Outcomes

This deliverable entails the description/ presentation of four new Professional Profiles, Qualifications and Units of Learning Outcomes developed in less than 6 months and two new Professional Profiles, Qualifications and Units of Learning Outcomes developed in less than 2 years including the correspondent entry requirements, scope, training tools, etc.

D6.7 Updated Catalogue

This deliverable presents the updates on the prior Catalogue on the European AM Qualification System, in terms of new and/or revised Professional Profiles, Qualifications and Units of Learning outcomes.

Work Package 8: Dissemination and Exploitation

WP8 Overview.

WP8 objective is to ensure the diffusion and exploitation of SAM project results at European and National levels.

D8.8 Dissemination & Exploitation Portfolio

This deliverable corresponds to the Dissemination and Exploitation Portfolio, which provides information and evidences about the impact of the activities carried out by each partner in order to engage with external stakeholders during the project. The dissemination tools are available in the Marketing Materials Repository.

D8.10 Action Plan

This deliverable corresponds to the Action plan that will ensure the sustainability of SAM outcomes after the project end.