SM WELD

South Mediteranian Welding Center for Education, Training and Quality Control

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The recent economic and political crisis in the South Mediterranean (SM) region and the general frustration of young people for obstructing their entrance to the job market show that access to higher education is NOT a sufficient prerequisite for economic/political stability and job creation. The mismatch between academic programmes and labour market has created a political and economic void where young, high educated people have difficult to build careers in the industrial sector. A new educational and training model is proposed by SM WELD to enhance the employability of academic and technical personnel as well as creating entrepreneurial incitements and by this contributing to the improvement of the standard of life.

As the need for modernization of curricula and its adaptation to the industry requirements is apparent, the academic institutions and Ministries of Education in PCs are committed to implement the welding education programmes. Short and long term strategic decisions have been discussed and will be considered as the part of education and training curriculum development.

In addition, new method of education such as OER will be implemented to support access to education of groups from disadvantaged groups and/or living in secluded locations. This problem is addressing the national priorities in Algeria and Tunisia in Category B: Learning and teaching tools, methodologies and pedagogical approaches.

  • Full title: South Mediteranian Welding Center for Education, Training and Quality Control, SM WELD
  • Start: 01/10/2015
  • Finish: 30/09/2018
  • Programme: ERASMUS+
  • Sub-Programme: Key Action 2 – Capacity building in the field of youth
  • Website: http://www.smweld.com/

Business Plan for the development of the Welding and Joining Centre

Based on a thorough analysis of the welding industry, the Business Plan includes all the significant aspects and factors for the development and sustainability of a Welding and Joining Centre in the SM area. A carefully developed strategic concept defining all organizational aspects of a Welding and Joining Centre.

Partners

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Institute of Entrepreneurship Development, Greece

University of Coimbra, Portugal

UNIVERSITY OF LEON, Spain

University of Galati, Romania

European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting, Belgium

GSI-Gesellschaft für Schweißtechnik International mbH, Germany

R&G, Sweden

National Engineering School of Monastir, Tunisia

University of SFAX, Tunisia

UNIVERSITE FRERES MENTOURI CONSTANTINE, Algeria

Université des Sciences et de la Technologie HOUARI BOUMEDIENE, Algeria

SOCOMININ, Tunisia

SFAX Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Tunisia

TECHNOPREST SARL, Tunisia

Entreprise Nationale des véhicules Industriels, Algeria

Entreprise Nationale de Services aux Puits / Service Fabrication, Algeria

SOCIETE DES MATERIELS DE GERBAGE ET DE MANUTENTION, Algeria

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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