February 2020

Carving New Furniture Skills

2020-04-27T17:12:32+01:00Tags: , , , , |

In the UK alone, the furniture sector is a substantial industry. According to Government statistics over 8,000 companies contribute £11.1 billion to the country’s GDP, which equates to 2.2% of manufacturing output. Over a quarter of a million jobs are dependent on the success of the industry, with 107,000 in manufacturing. Consumer spending on furniture and furnishings equates to a whopping £16.2 billion per year. Ensuring that the furniture industry continues to develop the most appropriate skills now and for the future, is essential for the long sustainability of this very important sector. Over 80% of furniture companies state [...]

Industry4.0 Skills Success via In4Wood

2020-04-27T16:51:57+01:00Tags: , , , , , , , |

Global Skills Ledger was a key player in developing Industry4.0 skills curriculum for the Wood and Furniture Sectors across Europe. Our experts provided world-class Quality Assurance and Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) throughout this three year European project. The 4th industrial revolution presents huge challenges for industry, for current workers and new entrants. Across Europe, the furniture and wood sector identified that a shortage of professionals with sufficient Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills is having a profound negative effect on the sectors' capability to adopt emerging technologies such as those within Industry4.0. In particular, all levels of [...]

June 2017

Erasmus+ Furniture Partners Hosted in UK

2017-06-03T10:25:12+01:00Tags: , , , |

On Tuesday 23rd May 2017, Global Skills Ledger Ltd hosted a meeting with European Erasmus+ project partners in London. The team of 15 colleagues are collaborating under the Erasmus+ strand KA2 - 'Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices' in relation to Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the Furniture and Upholstery industries. Their aim is the develop careers guidance frameworks and modular e-learning training programmes which will develop the skills and competence of those working in the Furniture sector. As well as Global Skills Ledger, participating organisations include: Didac's Woodwise Academy, UK BEST Institut für [...]

March 2017

Turkish Furniture delegation completes training in UK

2017-03-28T00:27:38+01:00Tags: , , , |

Global Skills Ledger Ltd is a key partner in an Erasmus+ project which will see the development and implementation of a new careers guidance system and a comprehensive modularised online training programme for the Furniture sector in Turkey. From Monday 20th to Friday 24th March 2017, a delegation from Turkish education institutes completed a comprehensive training programme in the UK. It was designed and delivered by Global Skills Ledger's training and assessment expert, Andy Rotherham and hosted by Didac's Woodwise Academy in Bristol. The training was aimed at supporting the preparation and development of training modules and professional competencies. It included: Creating [...]

January 2017

Furniture Skills Fit for Industry4.0

2017-03-07T09:48:51+00:00Tags: , , , , |

Global Skills Ledger is working with UK awarding organisation, Occupational Awards Limited (OAL) to support the development of Furniture skills to enable businesses right across Europe to fully participate in the implementation of Industry4.0.  The EU Erasmus funded project IN4WOOD will involve the close collaboration of 13 partner organisations from 5 different countries. Industry 4.0 - the fourth industrial revolution is the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things and cloud computing. Industry 4.0 creates what has been called a "smart factory". Within the modular structured smart factories, cyber-physical systems monitor physical processes, create a virtual copy of the [...]

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