Thanks to the great contribution of the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, CEIPES and IoToAI partners are very glad to announce that they attended INTED 21 – 15th annual Technology, Education and Development Conference presenting a contribution about IoToAI project: “Training Recommendations Of The Key Enabling Technologies In The Digital Era to VET Authorities “.  

The INTED conference has been held on the 8th, 9th and 10th of March 2021 in Valencia, Spain, but due to the COID-19 it was set up in an online way. The conference was a great opportunity to present and share our experiences in the fields of Education, Technology and Development in a multicultural and enriching atmosphere. In the conference took part more then 700 participants from 80 different countries and different field.

The paper presented, summarizes one of the main results about the work in progress in the framework of the European project IoToAI – “From the Internet of Things to Artificial Intelligence – A Vocational Education Training (VET) for business in the digital era”.

This project IoToAI aims to develop specific and innovative training for modernising workers and students’ profiles thanks to the introduction of Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) in the digital era. It will contribute to a higher quality of education and training offer by developing different training paths for VET students and attracting HE (Higher Education) graduates to an innovative VET.

The results of this project will also benefit the industry, since the technicians will have the chance to apply the knowledge acquired in the training course within their Businesses or sectors, as they would be part of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) departments in charge.

At the same time, young employees with a completely different professional background and high ICT affinity will be helped to develop. The work in this paper is the result of the first goal in the IoToAI project: to analyse the current official Vocational Educational Training (VET) curricula related with ICT, in order to identify the gaps regarding new technologies that potentially can support the digitalisation of the enterprises at a technical level and to provide useful recommendations to VET authorities.

The paper presented has been organized in three different steps: the identification of the KETs for driving the digital transformation; the analysis of ICT VET curricula in the partners’ countries (North Ireland, Italy and Spain) and the analysis of training programs for VET students and workers specialized in Social Science and Humanities (SSH) occupations, from VET and HE profile.

The conclusions of the work performed have been used as the input for elaborating a report about training recommendations of KETs in the digital era to VET authorities, summarized in this contribution.

IoToAI is a project that involves partners from different European countries: Northern Ireland, Italy and Spain and it is funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ programme, Key Action 2 (Strategic Partnership for Innovation and Exchange of good practices).

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