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SOFT SKILLS for Industry 4.0 – Implementing change!

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Every aviation company, especially production companies, aims to improve Industry 4.0 readiness. We know how important is to support managers in identifying strategic actions to reach this goal. And we are certain that key soft skills are necessary to reach maximum benefits from the adoption of I4.0 paradigms, especially higher competitiveness.

The transformation of the companies aiming to be effective within the Industry 4.0 frames requires not only a clear vision and strategy of change but also an effective communication of the strategy to the company employees.

Assessing Industry 4.0 readiness does not mean only measuring how much technical skills the employees have or to what extent a company adopted the key Industry 4.0 technologies such as Augmented Reality, Autonomous Robots, or the Internet of Things. For the long-term benefit of the company, we need to adapt our way of thinking.

The development of 6 soft skills defined by Sky 4.0 makes possible open dialog with the company staff in search of creative solutions to the new and specific problems. The guidelines for the aeronautical companies regarding Industry 4.0 implementation in the SOFT SKILLS for Industry 4.0 WHITE PAPER will hopefully open door to implement this change in practice.

Sky4.0 project final International Conference is around the corner!

Please save the date for the 1st of July 2021 at 11:00 CET when Sky 4.0 Team will host trainers, HR managers, aviation companies representatives to attend the event. Join current and future aviation industry workers and learn more about our key 6 soft skills. Learn first-hand, how these skills may support implementing the Industry 4.0 change in your company.

Pilots, engineers and aviation operation specialists put a spotlight on soft skills in the aviation sector!

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The Learn & Fly ERASMUS+ project team completed elaboration of the Careers KIT describing 60 different aviation professions: from designing, through manufacturing to air transport and flight operations. The young generation, mainly 15-17 years old students, were also engaged in aircraft construction projects. The challenge here was to inspire them to follow the carrier within the aerospace sector. That is why, as a project team, we had asked aviation professionals to provide testimonies for different occupations and their career paths. This way students could learn more about the real work environment.

Back then, we wanted to know what matters most for these professionals in mostly technical professional experience. We were also curious what message they would like to pass on to young future industry workers – youngsters, students, and interns. Now, reviewing these testimonies again, we were genuinely stroked by how often our respondents talk about…soft skills!

Is it surprising? Maybe a little bit, because in the survey we have not mentioned any social or personal soft skill nor even have asked about social or personal development. The questions we had asked were as follows: a. What do you like most about your professional work? b. What surprised or pleased you the most at work? Why would you recommend this career path to others? c. What difficulties did you encounter at work and how did you deal with them? d. Which part of the educational path was the most important? e. Other interesting experiences related to the industry?

In Poland, we have gathered 25 complete testimonies of Polish professionals working in diverse positions and with different specializations in Aviation Valley companies. The majority – 17 out of 25 of respondents mentioned soft skills as a part of their professional experience and as important as their technical and operational knowledge.

Many of the respondents described ABILITY OF ADAPTATION TO CHANGE as typical for the aviation sector:

  • I was surprised by the rapid rhythm of work and changes of priorities – you have to make decisions dynamically. Metallurgist
  • It requires you to focus, be flexible, and be responsible. It is [working in aviation] full of challenges, but you also would not be bored here. Junior Metallurgist
  • Continuous risk identification, process risk management, and keeping it at an acceptable level. Safety Manager

Others underlined the importance of COGNITIVE FLEXIBILITY and TEAM BUILDING SKILLS:

  • I was positively surprised by how warm I was received by the employees who were willing to help and teach me. It is worth trying your hard at aviation, but it is a job that requires knowledge and openness to new challenges. Junior Constructor
  • Professional work also allows me to improve on what I have learned before as well as get to know and develop new solutions and technologies. Working in an aviation company also allows me to meet new people, cultures.Mechanical Engineer of Aircraft Engines
  • The most interesting aspect of the work is creativity, the ability to implement and verify your ideas, continuous development, and direct contact with highly specialized industries.Construction Engineer of Special Tools (Director of the department)
  • Interpersonal skills and creativity in the introduction of new solutions, good practices, or instructions for conduct are of great importance in my work. – Quality Control Engineer
  • There are several advantages to working at the airport, including the ability to work in English, communing with airplanes and other aircraft, the ability to prove yourself in emergencies requiring quick decisions, and acting under time pressure. – Airport Operational Officer

But that were pilots who expressed how INTELLECTUAL CURIOSITY and  complexity of skills required for the job is important:

  • For me, the most important part of the educational path was self-improvement and goal realization (…).Commercial Pilot (F.O. Airbus A320/321)
  • The implementation of the aviation task is associated with the involvement of all skills, abilities, attention – in one word – all resources.Rescue and Military Pilot (Major Rank)
  • In pilot education the most important are: fluency in English, spatial orientation, and the ability to the permanent acquisition of information and skills. The last is very important for processing this information for decisions to be made.Commercial Pilot (First Officer)

ANALYTICAL AND CRITICAL THINKING was also an important part of at least 10 testimonies such as:

  • The aviation industry is very demanding, which means that all tasks should be carried out very conscientiously and accurately. (…) Together with our colleagues, we create a well-coordinated team that solves the task together and help each other.Intern in Strength Analysis Department

Aeronautics requires mostly skills in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and the challenges related to them are well-defined and ambitious and give most of our respondents a strong feeling of purpose in their work. Nevertheless, coming changes related to Industry 4.0, are primarily the transition to a different level of communication between the organization and its environment. Therefore the Qualification Map for the aviation sector will need to include more and more soft skills. The industry workers already give these skills the importance which is going to grow stronger in coming years.

Becerilerinizi “Yumuşatma” zamanı!

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Sky4.0 ortakları, teknik olmayan becerilerinizin gelişimini hızlandırmak için birinci sınıf malzeme olan bir dizi kaynak hazırlamak için durmaksızın çalıştılar!



Endüstri 4.0’ın şirketlerin ve endüstrilerin çalışma biçiminde devrim yaratmasıyla birlikte, teknik olmayan beceriler göz ardı edilmemesi gereken bir özelliktir! Sky4.0 içinde, kişisel gelişim için bir dizi eğitim materyali ve aynı zamanda bireylerin ihtiyaçlarını ve şirketlerin insan sermayelerinin sosyal becerilerini geliştirme ihtiyaçlarını destekleyebilecek eğitim müfredatı geliştirildi!

Doğrudan hedefli havacılık şirketleri ile, materyallere herkes tarafından erişilebilir ve bunların çoğu, sizin durumunuza da kolayca uygulanabilecek şekilde tasarlanmıştır! O zaman eğitim başlasın!


⇒ Sky4.0 ortakları tarafından hazırlanan harika kaynak setine BURADAN göz atın!

Ulusal Teknik Dışı Becerileri Zenginlestirme Etkinlikleri: “Dünyanın etrafında bir uçuş”

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Bu son aylarda, dört Sky4.0 ortaklarından üçü, interaktif materyaller sundukları ve gelecekteki havacılık çalışanlarını, teknik dışı beceriler geliştirmeye odaklanan çevrimiçi kurslarla tanıştırdıkları ulusal teknik dışı becerileri zenginleştirme etkinlikleri düzenlediler.

Her ülke belirli bir Teknik dışı beceriye odaklandı:

  • Polonya: Bilişsel esneklik, havacılık sektöründe bir iş görüşmesi için önemli bir beceridir – Aviation Valley’deki deneme atölyeleri!

Polonya’nın Rzeszów kentinde geleceğin havacılık endüstrisi çalışanları için deneme eğitimi 11 Mart 2021’de INNpuls Sp. ve Aviation Valley tarafından Podkarpackie İnovasyon Merkezi ile işbirliği içinde gerçekleştirildi. Çalıştay, havacılık sektöründe Endüstri 4.0 için iş başında olan teknik dışı becerilere, özellikle bilişsel esnekliğe odaklandı.

Yönetim ve koçluk alanlarında bir uzman tarafından yürütülen, aşağıdaki sorulara cevap bulmaya çalışan ilgi çekici egzersizler ve aktif tartışmalar yer almıştır: Endüstri 4.0’ın ne tür çalışanlara ihtiyacı var? İşyerinde içsel beceriler – bu öğrenilebilir mi? Kişilerarası iletişim için içsel beceriler nasıl kullanılır?

Etkinlik, gelecek nesil havacılık çalışanlarının teknik dışı yetkinliklerin geliştirilmesine yardımcı olan çevrimiçi kurslar ve etkileşimli materyallerin paylaşılması ve tanıtılması ile desteklendi.

Çevrimiçi etkinliğe Rzeszów, poznań, Wrocław, Jasło ve Oxford’daki teknik üniversitelerden 45 öğrenci, MYO’dan 15 öğrenci ve öğretmen ve 11 havacılık şirketi temsilcisi dahil olmak üzere 71 katılımcı katıldı. Ek olarak, atölyeler Rzeszów’daki Teknik Üniversite’de iki sınıf öğrenci grubuna canlı olarak yayınlandı. Öğrencilerin soru-cevap oturumuna olumlu geri bildirimleri ve aktif katılımları, bize havacılık sektöründeki herhangi bir görev için işe alım görüşmesi gibi ilk adımdan başlayarak Teknik dışı becerilere olan ihtiyacı anladıklarını gösterdi.

  • İspanya: Sky4.0 Moodle’ı Analitik Düşünce Üzerinde Test Etme

Etkinlik, 1 Ekim 2020’de bir Teams oturumu aracılığıyla çevrimiçi biçimde gerçekleştirilmiştir. Bu ulusal etkinliğin temel amacı, analitik düşünme üzerine Sky 4.0 Moodle kursunu sunmak ve test etmekti. Sky4.0 oturumuna davet edilen grup, UPM’deki Havacılık ve Uzay Mühendisliği Yüksek Lisans öğrencilerinden ve ETSIA’dan (École Supérieure des Technologies Industrielles Avancées, Bidart, Fransa) indirgenmiş bir Erasmus öğrencileri ekibinden oluşuyordu. Toplamda 37 öğrenci ve 4 öğretmenin katılımıyla toplantı yapılmıştır.

Toplantı sırasında öğrenciler, her bir sosyal beceri için geliştirilen içerikler hakkında bilgilendirildi ve analitik düşünme dersini denemeye davet edildi. Kurs yerel olarak üniversitenin Moodle sunucusuna yerleştirildi, böylece öğrenci normal akademik derslerine erişiyormuş gibi kursa erişebildi. Öğrenciler kursu inceledikten sonra, bazı yapıcı geri bildirimler almak için 30 dakikalık açık bir tartışma açıldı;

Öğrenciler dersi takip etmeyi kolay buldular ancak kurs sırasında bir öğretmen ve diğer öğrencilerle etkileşim imkanına sahip olmanın yararlı olacağını düşündüler. Moodle’ı teknik olmayan beceriler geliştirmek, derslerine teknik olmayan beceriler eklemek ve herkesin rutin görevlerini düzene sokmasını kolaylaştırmak için önemli buldular. Ayrıca, başarının anahtarının kullanıcı dostu kurslar ve etkinlikler yapmak olduğuna dikkat çektiler.

Kursla ilgili genel geri bildirimler mükemmeldi. Bazı küçük düzeltmeler ve iyileştirmeler önerildi. Genel olarak öğrenciler kurs süresini uygun ve etkinlikleri faydalı ve ilginç bulmuşlardır. Katılımcılar zaten analitik düşünme fikrine aşina olsalar da, dersin ele aldığı kavramlar ve kursun yaklaşımı onlar için yeniydi.

  • Türkiye: Havacılık sektörünün gelecekteki çalışanları için deneme çalıştayı – Eleştirel düşünme

15 Nisan 2021’de gerçekleştirilen Türkiye Ulusal Teknik Dışı Becerileri Zenginleştirme Etkinliği, Webex platformu kullanılarak İzmir, Türkiye’den çevrimiçi formatta gerçekleştirilmiştir.

Bu etkinliğin ana hedefleri şu şekilde tasarlandı:

  • 0 projesi ve eleştirel düşünme teknik olmayan becerisi hakkında bilgi paylaşımı;
  • Moodle Platformunun tanıtılması ve öğrencilere platformun kullanımı hakkında bilgi aktarımı;
  • Eleştirel Düşünme ve Problem Çözme konusunda temel bir anlayış geliştirilebilmesi için kısa tanıtım;
  • Bazı etkinlikler gerçekleştirerek öğrencilerden geri bildirim alımı.

Sky 4.0 NME’ye davet edilen grup Ege Üniversitesi Havacılık Meslek Yüksek Okulu öğrencilerinden oluştu. Toplamda 34 öğrenci ve HUKD üyesi 1 firma danışmanının katılımıyla toplantı gerçekleştirildi.

Toplantı sırasında, katılımcılara projenin hedefleri hakkında bilgi verildi ve teknik olmayan beceriler ve endüstri 4.0 hakkında kısa bir açıklama yapıldı. Öğrencilerin katılımını artırmak için Padlet platformu kullanılarak bazı sorular oluşturuldu. Yorumlar ve tartışmalar çok etkiliydi ve konunun net bir şekilde anlaşılmasına yardımcı oldu. Toplantıyı kapatmadan önce, öğrencilerin teknik olmayan beceriler ve çalıştayın kendisiyle ilgili görüşlerinin toplandığı bir Soru-Cevap oturumu yapıldı.

Genel geri bildirim mükemmeldi! Öğrenciler konseptle çok ilgilendiler ve dersin müfredata girmesi sonrası almak isteyeceklerini belirttiler. Katılımcılar, görme engelli ve işitme engelli kişiler için moodle platformu hakkında bazı iyileştirme önerilerini paylaştılar. Ayrıca, bazı küçük iyileştirmeler önerildi.

  • Portekiz: Entelektüel merak

Ulusal etkinliğin Mayıs 2021’de gerçekleşmesi planlanıyor, yakında oturumla ilgili haberlerle geri döneceğiz!

Testing the Sky 4.0 Moodle course on Analytical Thinking

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Because “practice makes perfect”, a group of Spanish and French students of Aerospace engineering with very promising results and a high level of acceptance has tested the Sky 4.0 Moodle course on analytical thinking.

The event took place on the 1st of October 2020 in the online format through a Teams session. The main objective of this national event was to present and test the Sky 4.0 Moodle course on analytical thinking.

The group invited to the Sky4.0 session consisted of students from the Master of Aerospace Engineering at the UPM and a reduced team of Erasmus students from the ETSIA (École Supérieure des Technologies Industrielles Avancées, Bidart, France). In total,  the meeting counted with the participation of 37 students and 4 teachers.

During the meeting, the attendants were briefed on the project and its objectives and outcomes. A brief explanation was made on the relevance of soft skills for future workers in the aerospace industry, and on the soft skills that have been found more relevant by the project. Students were also briefed about the contents that have been developed for each one of the soft skills, and they were invited to experiment with the course on analytical thinking.

This course was settled locally into the Moodle server of the university so the student could access it like they usually would access their academic courses. They went through the course and tried to do each activity for two periods including individual work with the platform, and interactive workshop. After that, an open discussion of 30 minutes took place about the course to get feedback from the students.

The overall feedback about the course was excellent. Some minor improvements to the layout and corrections of errors were suggested. In general, the students found the duration of the course appropriate and considered the activities useful and interesting. Even though the participants were already familiarized with the idea of analytical thinking, the concepts tackled by the course and the approach of the course were new to them.

Moreover, the students found the course easy to follow, without any teacher support or guide, but consider that having the possibility to interact with a teacher and other students during the course will be useful. Students did find Moodle important for developing soft skills, incorporate soft skills in their lessons, and facilitate everyone to streamline their routine tasks. Finally, they pointed out that a key to success is to make user-friendly courses and activities.

Uluslararası Zenginleştirme Etkinliği Üzerine Bir Düşünce – Yenilik, Paylaşım ve ÖĞRENME ile dolu bir Webinar!

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30 ve 31 Mart tarihlerinde, Sky 4.0 projesi “Eğitim Devrimi: Havacılıkta Endüstri 4.0 için Aktif Öğrenme” Webinar’ını sundu.

İki günlük Webinarımızda, öğrencinin öğrenme sürecine dahil olduğu bir öğrenme yaklaşımı olan aktif öğrenmeye ve öğrenme materyalleri ve bilgileriyle etkileşime girerek konuya dair anlayış oluşturmaya odaklanıldı. Ama neden? – Merak ediyor olabilirsin … Bizim için Aktif Öğrenme, Endüstri 4.0’ın yeni zorluklarının üstesinden gelmek için bir çözümdür! Eğitim ve öğretim anlarımızda Aktif Öğrenmeyi uygulayarak, mevcut çalışanlarımızı ve gelecekteki çalışanlarımızı değişim ve yenilikle başa çıkmaya, yalnızca 4. Devrimi yönlendirmek için değil, aynı zamanda onun uygulanmasına ve geliştirilmesine başarıyla liderlik etmeye hazırlayabiliriz!

Sky 4.0, tüm eğitim materyallerini düşünme anlarını, uygulamalı aktiviteler ve grup işbirliği ile geliştirerek, aktif öğrenmeyi tamamen birleştirir! Bizim mantramız “Merkezdeki Stajyer / Öğrenci” dir, çünkü bu kendimizi geliştirebilmemizin ve kendimiz üzerinde çalışabilmemizin tek yoludur!

Webinarımız sırasında, öğrenme biçimimizi değiştirmenin önemini keşfettik! Öncelikle uzmanlarımızın, çalışanlarımızı yaşam boyu öğrenenler olmaya hazırlamanın, Eğitim Sistemimizi 4.0 sürümüne yükseltmenin ve sosyal becerilerin önemini vurguladıkları Yuvarlak Masa toplantılarımızla bunu başlattık. (İnsanların teknolojik dünyadaki varlığı iki saatlik bir derste öğretilemez tabii ki!)

Çalıştaylarımızda, sadece aktif bir öğrenme sürecinin önemini vurgulamakla kalmadık, aynı zamanda Sky4.0’ın bu metodolojiyi yerinde aktivitelere (kendi kendine aktiviteler ve ayrıca eğitmen tarafından yönetilen) nasıl entegre ettiğini de gösterdik.

Bu harika bir yenilik, paylaşım ve ÖĞRENME anıydı! Bilge kişiler genellikle “Hayat yolculukla ilgilidir, varış noktası değil” dediği gibi ve Sky 4.0’da yolculuğun tadını çıkarıyoruz, bu yüzden bize katılın çünkü uçuşumuz henüz bitmedi!

Taking decisions…connecting the dots!

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How do we make decisions? What does it mean to think in a flexible way? Here is a little puzzle on cognitive flexibility for you. Take a look: Taking decisions – connecting the dots!

The workshops organized by the Sky4.0 partners,  INNpuls and Aviation Valley, that took place in Poland on the 11th of March were an enormous success! More than 100 students participated in this session and were always motivated to learn and exchange knowledge.

As for us…We continue to support the development of your soft skills, especially cognitive flexibility.

Have a look at a little puzzle which is a small sneak peek at the cognitive flexibility Moodle Course for future industry workers.

Sky4.0 on Moodle

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Sky 4.0 relies on Moodle for encouraging young talents in aerospace to improve their soft skills

Today, the learning process exploits a variety of electronic platforms, which, on the one hand, significantly increase the pool of students, but, on the other hand, hinder the development of soft skills, if the courses are not properly designed. Even more, the COVID-19 pandemic has suddenly accelerated this digital immersion.

Preparing students to face the challenges of the 21st century requires improving their soft skills by taking them beyond traditional classroom teaching and incorporating these values also in virtual learning. In the first instance, soft skills can be developed through active and interactive methods during in-class learning, but they should also be developed as well through well design interactive activities embodied in the electronics platforms that are currently part of the training and learning process.

To achieve this objective, we have built a kind of soft skills mentor supported by Moodle, to prepare young talents for the exciting yet challenging world beyond the technical subject studied in the classroom.

Moodle is a virtual learning platform that functions as a repository of course content and activities that can be used to teach soft skills. Moodle is one of these electronic tools commonly used for academic activities all around the world. It has become a standard, and students are well familiarized with it. Although up to now, Moodle has been mainly used for teaching and learning hard and technical skills, the synergies and scale factor of using Moodle for developing soft skills are huge.

This is not the first initiative promoting the development of soft skills supported by Moodle but it is the first one that concentrates on the soft skills required from future workers by industry 4.0. We are convinced that this approach to soft skills for young people will set the basis for future developments in this area.

Webinar: “The Educational Revolution: Active Learning for Industry 4.0 on Aviation”

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Join the Webinar “The Educational Revolution: Active Learning for Industry 4.0 on Aviation” on 30th and 31st of March at 11:00 (CET)

Sky4.0 is an Erasmus+ project that aims to help Aeronautical companies from different European countries to meet the challenges of Industry 4.0 by improving the soft skills of their human resources. Nowadays, to keep up with the fast pace of the world we need to daily work on ourselves, we need to “upgrade” to our best version! And how can we do that? By learning! Learning is the key to our personal development!

In Sky4.0 we acknowledge the importance of continuous development and realize how sometimes can be difficult to go through this journey of growth. Therefore, in this Webinar, we want to reach not only you – the trainer, teacher, and/or leader – who is worried about improving the team’s productivity and motivation but also you – the individual – who wants to learn new skills!

Probably now you’re wondering… but how can I do that?

The answer is ACTIVE LEARNING! To learn something we need to be engaged in the learning process…the era of being seated down listening to the teacher for several hours is gone! Due to Industry 4.0, our days are going faster and faster, we are more connected than ever and are always receiving lots of information. And so, training is important to keep up with the pace of the industry!

We know how the process of learning can be tough, especially when the target is not concrete, but something within us… So, in our project’s materials, the trainee is in the center!

In this Webinar, we will present our Erasmus+ project Sky4.0, its goals, and the main results so far. Afterward, with a strong panel of experts, we will discuss the impact of Industry4.0 on the Aeronautic Sector and Educational System. To conclude, we will explore how the training of soft skills can be potentiated through the focus on each trainee’s individuality! We will work on:#Active Learning #Soft skills for Industry 4.0 #The Generations #Future of Education #Future of Industry 

The webinar is free and open to all! We promise to make it as interactive as possible!

⇒  Register here! ⇐

Check out the agenda of the event:

Fly to the future with Sky4.0 and skill-UP

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Sky4.0 and skill-UP are two ERASMUS+ projects that focus on the innovation and development of new skills and good practices in the aerospace and aviation sector.

In today’s world, there is an incredible amount of competition for jobs and people are realizing that a college degree is not enough to make it into the job market! Skill-UP and Sky4.0 are here to help current and future aeronautic workers navigate the labour market by understanding the necessary competences one needs to have.

Skill-UP aims to define the knowledge, skills, and competences that future workers from the aeronautic sector are required to have. Afterward, the project will develop VET training programs to cooperate on the innovation of the sector and the skilling, upskilling, and reskilling of workers in the air transport industry, a portfolio of training assessment tools, and a knowledge centre platform designed to collect all outputs of the project.

The first result of skill-UP is already available and consists of a detailed report “From Theory to Practice: Understanding user-profiles and training needs” focused on perceiving how theoretical and practical knowledge acquired through education and training prior to employment is later applied in the workplace. Also, another task of this report was to develop Personas, namely the target users of the future aviation VET training programs, to describe the competences (knowledge, skills, and attitudes) needed to undertake the essential tasks in the future operational scenarios and related training needs.

Sky4.0 wants to help improve the development of soft skills among the human resources of aeronautical companies and future workers of the sector. Therefore, with the cooperation of projects like skill-UP, it’s possible to improve the knowledge of current aerospace and aviation employees and fight the gap in pre-employment training by promoting the acquisition of skills and competences that students might need in their future employment at industry 4.0 companies.

Both projects are developing materials and new procedures that are going to provide helpful insights into the future of aeronautic and its workers. Let’s continue flying together into the future!

  • Find out the conclusions of the skill-UP report here. 
  • Follow the link to learn more about the skill-UP project: https://www.skillup-air.eu/
  • Explore the resources developed in the sky4.0 project here.