Title Multimedia training tools used in teaching the work organisation methods in relation to the workers of industrial enterprises at SME sector.
Project Number 2009-1-PL1-LEO05-05048
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The project combined traditional training materials like trainers’ and trainee’s books with a physical model showing the working process and PP presentations together with simulations and e-learning. The improvement of quality and innovativeness is seen in joining those tools that were used separately so far.
There are around 23 million small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the European Union – that is 99% of all enterprises. SMEs provide over 100 million jobs in Europe, and in some sectors account for more than three-quarters of all jobs. SMEs regard four factors as constituting equally important barriers to innovation: problems in access to finance, scarcity of skilled labour, a lack of market demand and the high cost of human resources. A worker participating in a training distracts current activity of an enterprise, sometimes it means its temporary suspension. This is an undoubted problem, that should be counteracted.
The main aim of the project known as E.MSP was 40% reduction of teaching time and improvement of teaching the work organisation methods, using multimedia training tools.
We offer simple and effective tools for learning generally complicated organisation methods. These tools support the work of trainers – educators and people who apply knowledge of the work optimizing (production staff and team leaders).
The improvement of quality and innovativeness are perceived in joining the tools that were previously separate into one package. The project joined traditional training materials like trainer’s and trainee’s handbooks with a physical model which reflects working process, the PP presentations, e-learning and simulations. The junctive element is the physical model- the basis for preparing the remaining materials. The chosen model was used while discussing all training materials.
The consortium consisted of 6 partners : (P0)REFA Wielkopolska Poznan/ Poland, (P1) Transfer Association /Poland, (P2)REFA Bundesverband e.V. Darmstadt/Germany, (P3)IPA Frauenhoferinstitut Zilina/Slovakia and (P4)Racionalizace Agentur / Czech and (P5) Hellenic Regional Development Center Partas/Greece.
The impact of this project is: the managerial staff and MSP workers are more interested in training participation, increase in popularity of trainings in work organisation dedicated to MSP, increase in productivity in companies, increase in company competitiveness
The subject of transfer within this project was the training programme addressed to organizers of production processes, worked out by REFA Bundesverband from Germany. The programme is being successfully introduced in 23 countries all over the world, including Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic (the partner countries of the project).
The products of the project are addressed not only to the workers of industrial enterprises at MSP sector, but also to the executive staff, responsible for organization of production processes. The gained knowledge, will let them to adjust better to the customers’ expectations, shorten delivery time, cut costs and ensure high quality of offered products.
The partner countries’ experience together with participation of MSP people, who are often trainers, allowed to adapt the training materials to MSP needs. Moreover, the partners’ knowledge and experience influenced modernisation of techniques and training methods (blended learning).
Open and distance learning
procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
program or curricula
open and distance learning
The outcomes of this project are:
1. Competence profile and training needs of the employees of small and medium enterprises on the national and European level
2. 5 multimedia training modules concerning one chosen economic process, run within the enterprise.
3. Tools for trainings evaluation