Local, regional and national level:
- Qualified professionals in AM (estimated of 40 trainees during the course of the project) with qualifications recognised in Europe, with enhanced mobility potential, lifelong learning and easy adjustment to markets with ECVET points (credits) that can be transferred to other professions, assuring transparency of qualifications in all Europe and flexibility of professionals to embrace other tasks/professions, namely in manufacturing.
- Create a consolidated European network of AM stakeholders;
- Mobility between countries as European AM designer, European AM specialist, European AM operator and European AM inspector;
- Qualifications will be recognised in all Europe. Mobility within professions as the structure of the AM qualifications will allow the transfer of credits for other professional qualifications;
- Enlarge the results obtained with the project to the other European AM Qualification Body’s future member countries;
- Increase the mobility of professionals and trainers across Europe towards ECVET;
- Possibility of project outcomes to be used as a positive model by other industrial sectors: best practice of EQF application at European level;
- Continuously enhance the EQF to other possible guidelines of European AM Qualification System, using the project outcome EQF matrix and ECVET.
- Increase competitiveness of EU industry in the global market and ensure that is still running for highest stages and sustainable growth;
- Increase innovation in the industry-chain and, subsequently, in its products.
Stakeholders – Trainees/Professionals and Industry:
- Metal industry is eager of qualified additive manufacturing professionals. Thus, the European AM Designer, European AM Specialist, European AM Operator and European AM Inspector will help mitigating the gap between existing the skills and the skills required to support the manufacturing growth and long-life training/education of workers.
- Professionals are eager for having their skills easily recognised without undergoing further exams when they change country or company. The Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) methodology will allow for approximately 300 professionals in the partner countries to achieve both qualifications, without needing to leave work to dedicate months to training in the conventional way.