February sees the start of the first online course for smart city technicians and engineers.
The pilot course of the vocational training programme developed by the European partnership, based on a multidisciplinary curriculum combining digital skills with soft, entrepreneurial and green skills, will be launched in the upcoming weeks. Aimed at vocational school and university students, as well as professionals from the private and public sectors, the course will run online from February to April 2024.
To address the skill gap of Smart Cities technicians and engineers, the 12 European partners of SMACITE Erasmus+ project (https://smacite.eu) have developed a modular online training pathway that will be launched in February 2024. The two phases training, ending in June 2024, will include both asynchronous and synchronous courses providing lessons on digital and horizontal subjects. Held in English, the training will be free-of-charge and accessible through an online registration. It is addressed both to VET schools and universities students and to professionals from public sectors and enterprises: contents are of course differentiated according to the level of the participants. The lessons will familiarise participants with the general architecture of smart cities and the technological tools needed to create a system of interconnected applications. The digital modules will cover different cloud computing solutions, the application areas of the Internet of Things technology blocks, data analytics and the use of data for machine learning technologies. The training will also include courses on the role of artificial intelligence in optimising urbanisation processes, without neglecting cybersecurity aspects, and the principles of block chain for the efficient management of urban networks in modern cities. Participants will also learn the basics of unmanned aerial vehicle technologies and the main concepts of autonomous vehicles, all in the context of smart city applications. All topics, including an introduction to 3D printing, will be addressed with a view to developing, in addition to technical skills, the skills of communication, teamwork, and flexibility. At the same time, particular attention will be given to the topics of the circular economy, energy saving and waste management. In addition to sustainability aspects, the course includes modules on entrepreneurship and business development and management. The first enrolled participants will start technical classes on 12 February, but you can contact the project partners for more information on materials and their future availability at SMACITE contact-us.