The active collaboration between SCM, world leader in technologies for second woodworking, and the Polo Formativo LegnoArredo - ITS Rosario Messina in Lentate sul Seveso (MB) continues.
The group from Rimini, after having supplied the machines for the carpentry workshop of the Polo Formativo LegnoArredo Training Centre, has taken care of a 40-hour "pilot" initiative on Industry 4.0 for its students. The aim of the project is to overcome the limitations to classroom and company training caused by the Covid-19 health emergency, continuing to guarantee students at the LegnoArredo Training Centre a high-level online training on the latest technological innovations in line with the latest trends in the furniture and design sector.
High-level online training on the latest technological innovations for the sector.
Twenty-three young people from the ITS "INDUSTRIA 4.0 - Tecnico superiore per la progettazione e l'industrialiizzazione nel settore legno arredamento" path were able to deepen, between the end of June and July, the software and technologies more in line with the needs of Industry 4.0. The online training studied together with SCM included 36 hours in a virtual classroom on SCM "Maestro" software (basic and advanced 3D) and other hours of remote demos on some of the numerical control machining centres proposed by SCM most appreciated by the furniture industry, such as the drilling and milling centre for the "morbidelli m100" panel and the new machining centre for nesting "morbidelli x200".
Students who have been able to take part in SCM's online courses, attend a Post Diploma High Technical Specialization course, an opportunity of absolute importance in the Italian training panorama, expression of a new strategy that combines education, training and work policies with the industrial policies of the country. A highly qualified training offer, with new and high technical skills capable of promoting innovation and technology transfer processes, is the effective Italian response to the demand from companies for these professional figures.
Increasing demand for highly specialized professionals
Starting from an already advanced level of knowledge, the young students were able to interact, albeit in digital mode, with SCM technicians directly from the Technology Center in Rimini.
Those technicians who work every day with companies in the sector to make the best use, with the utmost simplicity and efficiency, of the group's technological solutions and related digital applications, worked closely with the students on this occasion.
Matteo Zani, SCM transfer technician, held an online course for students on the use and programming of CadCam Maestro software, remaining enthusiastic about the participation and interest shown by students in the various remote connections held through the SCM group's training platform, "E-Campus". "With this online course we have tried to convey to the students some of the contents and applications most requested today by companies in the sector - said Matteo Zani -. The customers we meet every day, including artisan companies, show a deep need for professional figures highly specialized in the use of the most modern technologies and the most advanced software for woodworking and these students have extraordinary opportunities to fully respond to these requests in the future".
First with online lessons on software and then through remote demos with Fabio Brugiafreddo, another SCM service technician, the students of the course were also able to virtually produce custom-made furniture, deepening specific topics such as nesting processing for shaped panel cutting.
A punctual and efficient collaboration
The collaboration between Polo Formativo LegnoArredo - ITS Rosario Messina and SCM has been going on for some years. In fact, the institute has chosen SCM to equip itself with an efficient carpentry workshop with about twenty machines representative of all the most important technologies, on which future wood professionals can learn the secrets of the trade every day.
The partnership also includes visits and internships by students at the Italian group's headquarters and refresher courses on the "digital factory" reserved for teachers at the new SCM Group Campus. This valid collaboration did not stop even in the days of Covid-19. The students and their teachers, in fact, can access the entire training offer of the SCM Group's "E-Campus" digital platform with e-learning courses on the topics of greatest interest to the sector.
"It is very important for us to be at the side of a centre of excellence like this - comments Luca Bergantini, SCM Italia Manager - in a very important market like the Italian one and in an area like Brianza, renowned worldwide for furniture and design. In a sector that evolves so rapidly, it becomes essential to be able to give a timely, concrete and always updated response to new technological challenges".
The selections for the ITS 2020-2021 courses of the Polo Formativo LegnoArredo - ITS Rosario Messina are open.