Launched on October 2017, the ERASMUS+ project INDUCE 4.0 aims to establish a sustainable VET business partnership aimed at promoting work-based learning on the topic of Industry 4.0 and to involve social partners, companies and VET providers in the apprenticeship training.

Why INDUCE 4.0?

  • The digital transition alters requirements for employees across all steps of the value chain
  • Work in industry will increasingly consist of designing, maintaining and supervising intelligent machines that assist in the performance of tasks
  • Future jobs will require an appropriate mix of basic, soft and technical skills, notably the digital and business-specific skills.

What needs addresses INDUCE 4.0?

Manufacturing SMEs need of:

  • Re-shaping production processes, which requires new skills and knowledge of the employees in the “factory of future”
  • Equipping with adequate training tools providing the technical knowledge on the topic of Industry 4.0
  • Innovative training approaches that will enable them to nurture the necessary skills in their current and future employees


  1. A flexible online learning package for Work-Based Learning aimed at providing fundamental technical knowledge on the topic of Industry 4.0
  • Introduction to Industry 4.0
  • Solutions for Smart Production Environments in the manufacturing sector
  • Smart Robotics
  • Application of CPS/IoT across the process chain
  1. A comprehensive tool equipping with a step by step mentoring plan and guidelines:
  • Relevance of Industry 4.0 and WBL as a key to acquiring the “Skills of the Future”
  • Mentoring plan – Practical guidelines on how to organize work-based trainings
  • Legal framework for regulation of Work-Based Learning / Apprenticeships
  • Comprehensive apprenticeship programme

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  • Managers of manufacturing SMEs
  • Heads of departments (production, logistics, etc.) in manufacturing SMEs
  • Future employees of manufacturing SMEs (vocational students/apprentices)
  • VET providers/trainers/consultants



  • 2 years (24 months)



  • Petru Maior University – UPM, Romania
  • Camera de Comerț și Industrie a Județului Mureș – CCIM, Romania
  • Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements – PIAP, Poland
  • Institute for Technology and Quality – ISQ, Portugal
  • European Center For Quality – ECQ, Bulgaria
  • Pcx Computers & Information Systems Ltd – PCX, Cyprus
  • European Association of Institutes for Vocational Training, Germany
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