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Wednesday, 17 June 2020 18:07

Success of the TRAIN4HCWORK pilot course

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Trainees from 21 countries took part in the Online training course on design of human-centred workplaces.

Human centered workplaces are a key essential part of the factories of the future due to important advantages. The COVID-19 pandemic obliged the corporate world to look for a new worker’s future but, in this field, research has never stopped.

The launch of the TRAIN4HCWORK aroused interest and the participation was outstanding.

“The assistance was above any expectations”, states Project Coordinator José Serrano, “And we covered all the target groups“.


There were 88 students enrolled in the course, from 21 different Countries. “We have Spain, France, Italy, Malta, Portugal or Germany but also Russia, China, India, Costa Rica and the United States, among others. We didn’t know we could get so far”, follows Serrano.


77.5% of the trainees has completed successfully the course, with an almost perfect gender balance, 54% male and 46% female.

During the following months, the consortium will work on the analysis of feedback from the pilot course and the implementation of improvements. Finally, the course will be available in English, French, Spanish and German.

“After the emergency, TRAIN4HCWORK is more topical than ever”, states Giuseppe Caprara, Innovation Manager at IBV.

According to Sarah Tilley from Wunderman Thompson, “The pandemic has shown business leaders and their employees that the old way of working is not fit for the future we now face. (…) As countries begin to relax restrictions and economies restart, workers will look to a brighter, more employee-focused future.”

TRAIN4HCWORK sets the tone: the workplaces of the future will give much more importance to human knowledge, skills and cultural background, in particular through life-long learning and training. Human-centred workplaces not only remain essential in the pursuit of reduced occupational and work-related diseases and injuries, and absenteeism, but they will also become increasingly critical to ensure the flexibility, agility, and competitiveness that will be imposed on future manufacturing operations.

TRAIN4HCWORK is also preparing two multiplier events, that will be organized by the project partner Technische Universitat Darmstadt and by the coordinator IBV, at the end of the project, scheduled for March 2021.

For more information, please visit project webpage:

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