Toolmaking is one of the key strategic branches of the Slovenian economy. In fact without the appropriate industrial tools, it would be impossible to produce small, medium and large serial products. Slovenian tool shops in Europe and worldwide are recognized as one of the best suppliers of the most demanding tools and dies to global OEMs with.. Toolmaking is also essential for the operations of other production companies, since 80% of exports are also indirectly strengthening other areas of the economy. However, toolmaking is faced with a constant lack of human resources and development challenges.
The KOR project is focused on developing the key competences of toolmaking personnel and brings together 16 key sector enterprises. The partnership is based on the general awareness that sustainable development is most dependent on cooperation and human resources development.
The main objective of the partnership is to establish a generally useful competence model in which competences of the key employee profiles will be defined together with paths for their further development and acquirement of the new competences of the future. Further contributions of KOR will be implementation of numerous joint, internal and individual employee training with recognized Slovenian and foreign leading experts in the field of soft skills as well as in the specific technical fields. Trainings will include all key employee profiles: management (leadership), production managers, developers, technologists and tool makers, with a purpose of personal development, leadership competences and acquiring of new specific knowledge in the field of strategic directions of the branch, new development tools, technologies and Industry 4.0 guidelines.
The main goal of the partnership is to include 981 different people in training which in total will achieve at least 1283 inclusions by attending different training sessions.
In addition to the implementation of training, the objective of the successful implementation of the KOR project is to increase cooperation and recognition of the toolmaking sector and whilst at the same time establishing sustainable foundations for further support of the human resources development, innovation and development capacities. In order to multiply the effects of the project results and findings will be shared by all other sectorial enterprises and stakeholders from the other industries as well.
TECOS is the financial and administrative project leader and assures high quality implementation of the technical, administrative and content activities for the whole partnership. Coordination includes content coordination, financial management, internal and external training coordination, active procurement of offers from external trainers, assuring high quality preparation and implementation of competence models, collaboration of enterprises and the promotion and representation of toolmakers’ interests on both the national and the international level.
Project is cofunded by the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities and European Union from the European Social Fund.