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New project collaboration will provide an innovative MOOC, training managers to successfully lead digital transformation in furniture companies

Department of Engineering and Department of Management, Aarhus University, are one of the consortium partners in an Erasmus+ successful projects - KA2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices - Sector Skills Alliances.

DITRAMA aims to train the «DIgital TRAnsformation MAnager» of furniture manufacturing companies. This person will be responsible for leading in an integrated way the digital transformation of all company departments. This position requires technical and managerial skills, as well as knowledge of the sector.

In DITRAMA, we will identify the skills and competences needed by the «Digital Transformation Manager». We will design a Curriculum for this occupational profile, a complete training course will be delivered (in 7 languages) and these training materials will be integrated in an open e-learning platform. The course will be validated through a pilot course with 100 students.

Aarhus University, together with other High Education Institutions and VET providers will produce the educational materials for the training course related to the new curriculum.

Implementation period: 01/01/2019 – 31/12/2021

Applicable results for companies in the Furniture Industry:

  • Knowing the tasks expected by the «Digital Transformation Manager» in the furniture sector and the knowledge, skills and competencies that will need.
  • Training materials and e-learning platform
  • Possibility of participating to the pilot training course during the project duration.

Project partners and more on the project: https://ditrama.eu

For more information, please contact Serena Leka, Project Manager, Department of Engineering at Aarhus University or Professor Børge Obel, Department of Management, Aarhus University.