Title LILAC - Lifelong Learning and Competence Management for the Furniture Industry
Project Number 142377-LLP-2008-IT-LEONARDO-LMP
Project Type Development of Innovation
Country EU-Centralised Projects
Marketing Text Maintain your organization's knowledge and make it available to all your employees by merging e-learning and knowledge management.
The furniture sector in EU is facing significant challenges in competing in the globalised market. The increased reliance on a skilled workforce and efficient production techniques is being compromised by a lack of sufficiently knowledgeable workers, especially in skilled and management positions. Better training of the existing workforce and prospective job seekers in the sector is needed, to maintain and upgrade their qualifications and skills and to continually transfer the acquired competencies in the same time as new ones are created.
To respond to these needs, the LILAC project aims at implementing and testing a Web-based platform that integrates competence management, e-learning and knowledge management to the benefit of employees working in an organisation.
LILAC responds to Leonardo’s Priority 6 by developing and pilot testing a state-of-the-art tool to assist the delivery of training in all contexts, particularly supporting individuals undertaking self-directed learning, by helping them to identify their skills gaps and consequently pointing them to the most appropriate learning and knowledge resources to close those gaps. The system is therefore a Performance Support tool, providing resources to allow for on demand learning.
The project partnership includes organisations with a proven record of providing training services to the furniture industry, and will ensure that a wide number of target users are reached in each country. Each partner directly represents a membership base of furniture manufacturers, or provides training to prospective job seekers in the furniture industry. Moreover, although the system will be tailored to and pilot tested in the furniture sector, it will be easily adaptable to be used across the largest variety of industries.
Open and distance learning
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Information and Communication
program or curricula
open and distance learning
The final outputs of the project will be:
- a Web-based system that manages job roles and related competencies of relevance to the furniture industry, allows to perform competence assessments and to share a knowledge base of information catalogued according to those competencies. As such, this system acts as training support tool, enabling users to identify skills gaps and related training needs, and will point them directly to appropriate resources to meet those needs. The system will be multilingual: user interface and job profiles will be available in all the consortium languages (English, French, Italian, Spanish).
- training pathways on topics relevant to the furniture industry connecting a number of e-learning modules (knowledge pills or learning objects) related to one or more job profiles identified in the system. These e-learning modules will be available in all the consortium languages.