Promotion of a new offer of specialization in advanced manufacturing


Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa


2020 - (active)

Dimension and scope of the project

The project aims to develop a new training offer and transform the current one so that the development and implementation of the concept of Advanced Manufacturing, Smart Factory... is possible by recognizing the fundamental position that people occupy in the production process. The idea is centred on the Industry 4.0 paradigm, which applies new technologies to industry and manufacturing, but which also identifies workers as a key part and binder of the technologies related to the fourth industrial revolution. In other words, to place people and their skills development as key elements for the development of business competitiveness, for the generation of economic value and for social cohesion.

The project also addresses the strengthening of the role of the company as an agent stimulating the interest of its workers in lifelong learning. To this end, it proposes to work on the strengthening of the orientation and self-development of people in the company and the recognition (positive psychology) as a source of generation of collective intelligence.


The training developed here will have an impact on society as a whole: on people, enabling their transition to new professional profiles, and on the competitiveness and productivity of companies in the territory. The main objectives of the project are:

  • To offer people flexible training and retraining mechanisms.
  • To design efficient and conducive mechanisms and environments for the acquisition of new knowledge.
  • To facilitate the development and future penetration of the technologies of the Industry 4.0 in the current factories.
  • To provide interested people with a new training offer as a necessary condition against possible barriers to the adoption of new mechanisms and strategies by society and companies.

The ultimate goal of this project is precisely to design a Training Catalogue 4.0 that responds to the main competitiveness challenges associated with advanced manufacturing. To this end, in addition to ensuring a first product (the course catalogue itself) it must allow for the identification and explanation of the product:

  • Value-added markets and market trends.
  • Professional profiles and key competencies associated with the above markets.
  • Fields that are or will be supporting the growth of these markets.
  • Technologies, supports and production methods that are more efficient, evolved and appropriate to the target markets of the project.
  • Processes and tools for companies to enhance the interest of workers in lifelong learning.