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Weldchance project - supporting youngsters in choosing a welding vocational career

The welder profession is high in demand. For attracting new people to opt out for welding profession, we need modern and attractive training and upskilling programs. We need new vocational curricula, new teaching methods and cutting-edge didactic tools, as well as an emphasis on lifelong education  ...

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WOW Project - New learning route for the European Welding Specialist and the European Welding Practitioner

Work-based learning opportunities in welding - WOW - is a European Project involving partners from six European countries: TWI - UK, ISQ - Portugal, CESOL - Spain, ISIM - Romania and IIS - Italy. The objective is to set the demanded requirements for apprenticeships and in company-training to be  ...

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AdTech - European Transfer Workshop for VET trainers involved in Adhesive Technology

A group of 12 participants from five European countries (Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria and Slovenia) gathered together to share knowledge and best practice during the activity hosted by EWF, in Oeiras, Portugal.  During April 9th until April 13th, EWF hosted a European transfer workshop  ...

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#EUhealthyworkplaces - together for a healthy environment

A healthy environment is the responsibility of each one of us. But when we join forces the contribution grow. As a EU-OSHA campaign partners for several years, we join forces among our network to promote #EUhealthyworkplaces. Is our duty to contribute and join forces for a healthy environmentOn  ...

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MICROBOND - a new innovative toolkit of training for bonding personnel

To produce a bond in specific quality conditions, the bonding personnel should be very well trained to operate specific machines. At this moment a low number of specialists in bonding processes could be met in EU and, in most of the cases, they are qualified when the necessity appears.Assuring a  ...

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IAB Members addressing the skills and workforce needs for manufacturing sector

IAB Members gather together in Paris to keep developing Personnel and Companies Qualifications and Certifications addressing industry needs. During the 3rd week of January, between 15th and 19th, the IAB/IIW Members participated in several technical and strategy meetings in Paris, at Institut de  ...

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CLLAIM or Additive Manufacturing professional profiles

Additive manufacturing (AM) technology is available since the 1980s. However, it has only demonstrated more impact in the past decade, as the varied array of new products and services showed new possibilities for a wide range of industries. Demand for additive manufacturing and related services  ...

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Projects for Policies 4th Industrial Revolution

EWF, represented by Prof. Luisa Coutinho, was invited as Expert, by European Commission DG Research & Innovation Industrial Technologies to participate in a validation workshop for discussing the report Projects-for-Policies 4th Industrial Revolution, on January 15th in Brussels.  Today,  ...

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Successful career in welding – EWF Best Welding Coordinator Award 2016

The EWF Award for the Best Welding Coordinator distinguishes every year the outstanding contribution to the quality of welded production. The award is given to a European Welding Engineer that has exceled on the responsibilities of a welding coordinator in accordance with ISO 14731 and ISO 3834-2,  ...

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Work-based learning (WBL) Opportunities in Welding - bridging the gap between education and business

Work-based learning opportunities in Welding (WOW) project aims to bridge the gap between the worlds of education and business by developing a work-based learning system for the manufacturing sector. A European cooperative structure, which involves EWF community (EWF's Authorised National Bodies  ...

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