NAMA Info day - Athens, Greece
The NAMA infoday in Greece took place on the 21st of June 2016, at the School of Mechanical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens. Speakers from academic institutions and vocational training centers presented the current state of play regarding identified skills needs and market requirements.
Besides NAMA results and tools, the discussion focused on recent technological developments (especially Industry 4.0 and the anticipated return of manufacturing production back to Europe), and the corresponding importance of numerical skills for the effective integration of VET students and graduates into the Greek and EU manufacturing industry.
NAMA 4th Meeting
NAMA Partners gathered in Brussels on 9th June 2016 for the 4th (last) project consortium meeting.
NAMA Info day – United Kingdom
The event was organised by the AMRC Training Centre on the 24th May 2016. There were presentations made about the training material and trainers guide that was made available by the project. The feedback from the attendants was taken to analyse the outcomes of the event. The report for the day is being prepared.
NAMA Info day – Poland
This event was organised by the University of Rzeszow on 14th May 2016. There were presentations made on the benefits and the usage of NAMA learning materials. Over 50 students and teachers were invited by CKUNT (Local schools and companies representatives) to participate in the info day.
NAMA Info day – Belgium
This event was set-up by CECIMO, it was held alongside the CECIMO General Assembly in Brussels on 2-3 December 2015. During the Info day, there was a project roll-up. Additionally, NAMA VET guidelines and brochure were distributed during the panel on skills attended by leading manufacturing technology industries and policy makers from EP and EC.
A Focus group was held at the AMRC-TC on 3rd February 2015 which VET providers, teachers and employers attended. This event was connected to Sandvik - who are running a maths project, and to a regional maths group, run by King Egberts school.
There were 20 people at the Focus group, who were asked the following questions regarding barriers to applying maths in the workplace:
What can we do to improve?
What's out there?
Current best practice?
The group shared some great maths posters from Loughborough - both GCSE and A level (maths card and apps) - https://www.mathscard.co.uk/order/teachers/
A report on the event is being prepared.
NAMA 3rd Meeting
NAMA Partners gathered in Athens on 19th November for the 3rd project consortium meeting.
EMO 2015 Milan
The NAMA project concept and developments was promoted by the consortium during the EMO Milan Show from 5-10th October, the world’s largest machine tool exhibition, with more than 1,500 exhibitors and 150,000 visitors. Promoted by CECIMO, European Association of the Machine Tool Industries, the world machine tool exhibition that runs every two years in Hannover and Milan alternatively, took place from the 5th to the 10th of October at the prestigious exhibition centre of fieramilano. Machines to build the future, cutting-edge solutions that give the possibility of achieving what mankind has imagined, and technologies on which the improvement of the quality of life depends: this and much more was EMO MILANO 2015. The spotlight was on the wide offer of machine tools available, capable of attracting users from all the main sectors that use metal working systems. The undisputed leading exhibition of the sector, EMO is a point of reference for the stakeholders of the advanced manufacturing sector including training providers and learners. CECIMO promoted the NAMA project in its booth open to visitors from across the world (Pav. 07 - Stand G34) and with a conference dedicated to strategic issues including education and skills in the advanced manufacturing industry.