The dizzying speed at which technology is evolving at all levels is well known. The requirements needed to access to many jobs are also changing very fast. Consequently, the same speed is needed to generate new curricula to ensure the adequate training for those jobs. This intellectual output focuses on the description of a methodology to design and define new curricula to cover skill gaps detected in the labor markets.
This document describes a “universal” methodology to detect competencies and skills that are not included in the current training programs and to generate new curricula that respond to those needs. The term “universal” has been used due to the adaptability of the methodology to any specialty, country, region, productive sector and level. When designing new curriculum, the methodology developed prioritizes DUAL training.
Procedure to Design Curricula
This document briefly describes the characteristics of the different sections that form a curriculum. Different elements that are described in this document should appear somewhere in all the curricula. Being aware that the curricula are official documents linked with national policies, we use “Specialization programs” to appoint new programs that may not be included in official curricula.
Example Curriculum: Technician in Advance Manufacturing
Example of a specialization program for technician in advanced manufacturing. The technician performs manufacturing processes, programs machines, sets up production machines and lines, controls automatized lines and verifies produced components.
Example curriculum: Technician in Machine Maintenance
Example of a specialization program for technician in machine maintenance. The technician performs maintenance and repair works, ensures the continuity of the use of machinery and equipment and the efficiency of production.