Dr. Regina Osranek and Dr. Tino Baudach from the Institute for Technology and Work (ITA) have received the Best Poster Award of the 66th Spring Congress of the German Human Factors and Ergonomics Association.
Since a number of years, organisations active in vocational education and training (VET) throughout Europe try to become more inclusive, as to implement high quality education for all citizens. Recently, digitalisation gained relevance on their agenda as well, as it is considered the cornerstone of the digital transformation of EU business and society with the promise of an enormous growth potential for Europe. However, the digital transformation of VET proved itself to be far more complex than just to procure and use pieces of information and communication technology (ICT). Due to this complexity, VET organisations find themselves in the dilemma to either split their resources or drop one of their ambitious goals. The ERASMUS+ project EICON found a third option, discarding this “either-or” restriction, and identified synergies between inclusion and digitalisation in VET. First results to be used by VET organisations are now available.
The conference "Digitalisation in care - Potential for better work organisation and higher job satisfaction? " has to be cancelled at short notice due to the current situation regarding the corona virus. The organisers are currently examining with the responsible project management organisation to what extent the latter will support a postponement of the conference.
Heinz-Dieter Schunk GmbH & Co. Spanntechnik KG from Mengen was awarded the special prize for particularly promising concepts and new approaches at the presentation of the IHK Education Prize 2020 in Berlin. The prize honours outstanding commitment in the area of training and further education and was awarded to the company for its inclusion project "Change of Perspective", in which trainees get to know the everyday work routine in the neighbouring OWB workshop.
Invitation to the final event of the project "InAsPro - Integrated Work System Design in Digitalized Production Companies" on 25.03.2020 in Damme
Newly published: Work 4.0 in the middle class. Opportunities and challenges of digital change for SMEs
The book sheds light on the effects of digitisation on tomorrow's working world, which are becoming increasingly relevant in medium-sized companies. While large companies continue to drive the transition to Industry 4.0, SMEs face countless challenges in the context of the digital transformation.
Digitisation has become a much talked about topic in the care sector as well. The nursing profession in particular is accompanied by numerous psychological and physical stress factors. Digitisation must find answers to these stress factors and help to relieve the burden on employees. The conference on 12.03.2020 would like to give suggestions on how digitisation can support specialists and managers in the care sector to strengthen their ability to work and job satisfaction.
Project start: Evaluation of the effects of the funding principles "Work Inclusive" - WiArIn - We are In!
On 1 December 2019, a new research project will start to evaluate the effects of Baden-Württemberg's funding principles on the participation of severely disabled people in working life. The Kommunalverband für Jugend und Soziales Baden-Württemberg (KVJS) is particularly interested in providing findings on the extent to which the measures thus implemented for the labour market-oriented qualification of participants can contribute to an improved participation situation. Based on the results of this study, professional standards are to be reviewed and further developed.