New JU project will be serving industry during the Corona crisis
Due to the corona crisis, the needs for special efforts towards business community are being researched. The KK Foundation has given the go-ahead for Jönköping University to carry out the WEBLEARN project, which looks at lifelong learning for professionals in the metal and polymer industry.
“It is with great pleasure that we receive another generous support (3 million SEK) from the KK Foundation,” says Ehsan Ghassemali, project manager for WEBLEARN.
WEBLEARN with Ehsan Ghassemali as project manager and Madelene Zetterlind as assistant project manager has been developed from their previous project Gjuterimagistern 3.0, but with a broader topic including metal and polymer components manufacturing. WEBLEARN has the ambition to develop a series of 30-40 webinars for a quick and effective training of professionals. Gjuterimagistern has been a successful online master's program within JU, which has inspired a number of other new educational activities at the School of Engineering (JTH) and JU.
“In addition to the long-term education, there is a need of short-term training packages for professionals as a part of lifelong learning; especially now during the Corona crisis. WEBLEARN aims to meet that urgent need,” says Ehsan Ghassemali.
WEBLEARN has been developed following a continuous dialogue with the industry as part of Gjuterimagistern 3.0. The webinars will be based on current industrial needs that facilitate an effective and rapid impact on the Swedish metal and polymer industry.
“The webinars will inspire innovation and enhance product quality in Swedish industry, and will increase their global competitiveness. The competence developed through the webinars will also bring about a quicker recovery for the industry after the crisis is over.”
The webinars, which are designed to take the least amount of time out of employees´ working hours, start in November or December and will last for two years.
“During autumn, we will contact a large number of companies to identify their needs for competence development in component manufacturing at the advanced level, which will be the base for designing our webinars’ topics,” says Ehsan Ghassemali.