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CNC CAD-CAM TRAINING IN EUROPE WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF CNC CAD-CAM PROJECT: Improving the CNC and CAM-CAD Competencies in accordance with the needs of the industry at CNC vertical processing centres”

Project Number: 2018-1-TR01-KA202-058585

The capability to make high-quality products requires a competent and well-trained workforce and that is true in every sector and country. As such, making young people aware of different professions and of the benefits of solid training must be a key goal for business and politics. Let us look at China, for example: Here, efforts are ongoing to improve training and incentives for young people in order to generate a positive culture with regard to skilled workers. Companies like SIEMENS in Germany, that confirm that
“digitalization is marching on in the manufacturing industry, though many machines and plants are not equipped to keep pace with this development,” raise initiatives to deal with the global shortage of skilled workers, and the action that needs to be taken in order to overcome this shortage.1

Furthermore, speaking about CADCAM, still in 1984 America Spoonley claimed that it was
necessary that we recognized the extent of the change that CADCAM created and those people who were, are and will be driving this new technology into our society have a large educational responsibility far beyond the engineering profession. The people most directly affected by CADCAM were those whose jobs have been replaced or radically altered. The majority of these were probably technical people and possibly managers. But then there is a range of people who will have to be provided with new skills in order to use the techniques and devices that CADCAM causes.