KOR – Human Resources Development Competence Center in Toolmaking

The KOR project is focused on developing the key competences of toolmaking personnel and brings together 16 key sector enterprises. The partnership is based on the general awareness that sustainable development is most dependent on cooperation and human resources development.

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Project description:

Toolmaking is one of the key strategic branches of the Slovenian economy. In fact without the appropriate industrial tools, it would be impossible to produce small, medium and large serial products. Slovenian tool shops in Europe and worldwide are recognized as one of the best suppliers of the most demanding tools and dies to global OEMs with.. Toolmaking is also essential for the operations of other production companies, since 80% of exports are also indirectly strengthening other areas of the economy. However, toolmaking is faced with a constant lack of human resources and development challenges.

The KOR project is focused on developing the key competences of toolmaking personnel and brings together 16 key sector enterprises. The partnership is based on the general awareness that sustainable development is most dependent on cooperation and human resources development.

The main objective of the partnership is to establish a generally useful competence model in which competences of the key employee profiles will be defined together with paths for their further development and acquirement of the new competences of the future. Further contributions of KOR will be implementation of numerous joint, internal and individual employee training with recognized Slovenian and foreign leading experts in the field of soft skills as well as in the specific technical fields. Trainings will include all key employee profiles: management (leadership), production managers, developers, technologists and tool makers, with a purpose of personal development, leadership competences and acquiring of new specific knowledge in the field of strategic directions of the branch, new development tools, technologies and Industry 4.0 guidelines.

The main goal of the partnership is to include 981 different people in training which in total will achieve at least 1283 inclusions by attending different training sessions.

In addition to the implementation of training, the objective of the successful implementation of the KOR project is to increase cooperation and recognition of the toolmaking sector and whilst at the same time establishing sustainable foundations for further support of the human resources development, innovation and development capacities. In order to multiply the effects of the project results and findings will be shared by all other sectorial enterprises and stakeholders from the other industries as well.

Kompetenca’s role:

We participated in the project as HR partner. Our main task was the project’s coordination, meaning that we planned all the important steps in the development of a competency model. We led the companies involved in determining key job groups in their organisations and the crucial skills and knowledge they require. We also analysed the current state of competencies for all key job groups with the help of interviews and questionnaires. We helped plan training processes and designed the project’s final document.

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Project is cofunded by the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities and European Union from the European Social Fund.