Development of a training path for European Furniture Experts in Designing and Manufacturing of AAL Integrated Furniture for the Care and Support of Elderly and disabled People
VETAAL project develops a novel curriculum and innovative VET materials to train furniture sector professionals and students in design and manufacturing of AAL furniture for the elderly and disabled.
The main objective of the project is to address the challenges of vocational skill mismatch that the new demand of an AAL-integrated Habitat has produced. This challenges are being addressed through the development and validation of a harmonised European curriculum based on the principles of ECVET in the area of design and manufacture of Smart Support Furniture for Ambient Assisted Living, that integrates e-learning software and face-to-face learning to the benefit of experts from the furniture sector or preparing to enter the labour market.
The main outputs are: definition of a training path, development of common curriculum and learning contents; development of training materials, online courses and of an e-learning platform. More in detail, VETAAL sets three different training paths depending on the user’s professional background. The online courses are also based on four main learning pillars (basic concepts on electronics, design and ergonomics, psychology and needs of elderly and disabled and AAL integration in the furniture).
The consortium is made of 10 partners from 6 different countries (Spain, Slovenia, Poland, Italy, Austria and United Kingdom) and is led by the not-for-profit research centre “Technical Research Centre of Furniture and Wood of The Region of Murcia” – CETEM (Spain).
VITECO, the only Italian partner, develops the e-learning platform and the online courses.