ABOUT DIGIS

MAIN INFORMATION ABOUT PROJECT Building up a Digital Skills Alliance for the Enhancing ofProgramming Competencies. DigiS Czech Republic, Latvia, Spain,

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DIGIS

The project aims to strengthen the representation of Continuous Vocational Education and Training (CVET) and training in the context of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and training in the participating countries. Improve the link between Initial Vocational Education and Training (IVET) through the implementation of the methodologies of the different VET pathways by creating a new VET qualification for drone programmer and operator and virtual reality (VR) application developer.

Drone and Virtual Reality areas are the fastest growing areas among new smart technologies (Industry 4.0) with huge potential for further development in many sectors with benefit for European economy and society. These two sectors will contribute to creating new business and jobs, protecting environment, and improving the quality of life.

Drones and their software capture images, create maps and 3D models, and analyse data across economic sectors: in agriculture, construction, mining, services, etc. Although drones are one of the most innovative technologies with applications in many industries and business, the related profiles of a drone software programmer or drone operator are still not part of the national qualification systems and the required digital skills are not yet taught under the current VET curricula in many EU countries.

Virtual reality is already one of the top emerging technologies, which is mainly used in the entertainment industry now. However, the VR holds enormous potential outside of entertainment e.g. architecture and construction, healthcare, education, automotive industry, aerospace, manufacturing, tourism, retail and others.