YEAR: 2008 – 2010
PARTNERS: Syntra West, KaHo Sint-Lieven, ROC Westerschelde, VDAB, UWV, KHLIM, Stichting Kenniscentrum PRO WORK.
MOTIVATION: On both the Flemish and the Dutch labor market, there is a serious shortage of technical workers. This implies a serious economic threat to the companies who need these people like; smaller profitability, less ability to innovate, production problems, a decrease in customer satisfaction, structurally more overtime of employees and a lower quality of service. It is remarkable that very few companies undertake concrete actions to tackle these problems in the labor market.
PURPOSE: Make it possible, through recruitment, screening, training and supervision of technicians and specific maintenance technicians to lead them to the labor market and strengthen their position business wise.
Give better interpretation to the maintenance technician in industrial companies (manufacturing, service companies, machine manufacturers, specialized maintenance,) in the regions cooperating;
Ensure better interpretation of maintenance technicians;
Train maintenance technicians on a competence and practical manner resulting in a broadening and deepening of their knowledge. In this way, they are taken to a higher level and are more versatile;
A better integration of theory and practice into existing practical training (mainly in Zeeland);
For the "maintenance" part realize completely new teaching materials (mainly in Flanders);
Realize training and retraining for the function of maintenance technician and in that matter meet the labor shortage.