SAM: The solution to AM skills shortage in Europe
As the European Industry 4.0 will become more and more a reality during the next decade, the Additive Manufacturing (AM) sector has been identified as one of its 'Key Enabling Technologies – KETs', i.e. innovation drivers essential to EU's Industrial Policy. As a result of that, the EU funded project SAM (Sector Skills Strategy in Additive Manufacturing) has been selected under the Erasmus+ framework programme to be the Blueprint in the AM sector. The objective of the project is to develop an effective system to identify and anticipate the skills needed in the AM sector in Europe. With this Blueprint, the consortium also aims to reduce the unemployment rate by providing skilled workers needed by the market and to boost the Industry in Europe. The Blueprint calls for "stakeholders to work together in sector-specific partnerships, called sectoral skills alliances, to develop and implement strategies to address skills gaps in these sectors."
Being the Blueprint for tackling the skills gap in the AM sector, SAM directly contributes to the achievement of relevant actions identified in the New Skills Agenda by the European Commission:
Find the article on the official site of the project here.