Workshop - The next generation of European Training for Manufacturing
On November 18th, EWF's workshop regarding “Next Generation of European Training for Manufacturing Workshop” took place within the scope of EWF’s 57TH General Assembly.
Around 40 Members and Non Members had the chance to participate and to learn about the latest updates on innovative training tools and on-line approaches for training delivery.
The participants had the opportunity to be familiarized with IAMQS and funding Opportunities that the ERASMUS + and HORIZONEUROPE are bringing to the Manufacturing community.
During the 20th, 21st and 22nd of July 2020, the IAB network got together, under the scope of the online IIW Annual Assembly, for the technical work being developed in Groups A and B, “Education, Training and Qualification” and “Implementation, Authorization and Certification”, respectively. And as well for discussing the strategic actions in the Members Meeting and at Board level.
Several guidelines and rules documents were reviewed and updated. The IIW Certification System for Welding Personnel is in its final stage of development.
IAB Strategy kept on being implemented and followed up with positive outputs related to optimized organization of IAB meetings and a stronger cooperation with IIW Commissions.
A new chairman was elected from the Asian region, Boyoung Lee, complying with the regions’ rotation rule for IAB Chair. As well a new Group A chairman was elected, Mr. Horia Dascau replacing Henk Bodt that was chairman of this Group for more than 10 years. Henk Bodt has made a very relevant contribution for more than 20 years in the development and implementation of the IIW E&T&Q&C Systems.
In 2020 despite all the restrictions imposed to international activity IAB kept all planned actions including the surveillance audits to the IAB organizations’ network ensuring compliance of these organizations with the IIW Education, Training, Qualification and Certification Systems’ rules.
A new EWF Service Agreement to IIW, lasting for 5 years, for the management, by EWF, of IAB activities, was signed by both EWF and IIW Presidents.
In 2019, 8914 Diplomas, 543 Personnel Certificates and 491 Company Certificates were issued.
Cumulative, until the end of 2019, 163 000 Diplomas, 2 030 new Personnel Certificates and 2 550 new Company Certificates have been issued.
For the near future, the challenge is focused on leveraging the implementation of the IIW Education, Training, Qualification and Certification Systems worldwide through its promotion in welding industry on a global basis.
The promotion actions will need to reinforce IAB contribution to a competitive industry by offering an harmonized, up to date and meeting industry requirements education, training, qualification and certification system for personnel and companies.
Recap of the meetings below: