Phase and Results


Between October 2012 and September 2014 the following lines of action are planned:

  1. Study of needed skills and competences
  2. Training program design.
  3. Checking of the main forging issues.
  4. Industrial study cases.
  5. Elaboration of didactical contents.
  6. Evaluation, validation and diffusion.

For the first three phases and to enable the design of a satisfactory catalogue of competences, the agreed strategy involves an enquiry in divergent and diverse forging companies, to find out at first-hand the profile and knowledge required so that a technician of this type will be competent in their functions. The following will be the steps to follow:

– Send a questionnaire to more than 100 companies in a minimum of 7 different countries. The questionnaire will be divided into three sections: competences, training and the question
of common problems found in forging
– Examine the few competence catalogues related to forging which currently exist at European level.
– Create a list of proposed qualifications based on the responses form the surveys and the study previously mentioned.
– Create a training programme based on the designed qualifications.

The training programme will be completed with industrial case studies. These case studies will function to establish the training methodology and materials both for the theoretical section and the section related to the question of common problems found in forging (forging issues).