DTAM Training Methodology and Curriculum

DTAM Training Methodology and Curriculum supports VET providers, learners and SMEs in the digitalisation of manufacturing processes and create broader strategies for knowledge growth and curricular development. 

At educational level, VET staff can thoroughly understand and be prepared to teach the flexible, innovative DTAM curriculum (including the innovative use of local or remote IoT labs) in IVET and CVET courses.

DTAM Training Course

The DTAM Training Course forms the core of the DTAM Curriculum and the project overall. To achieve maximum impact and effectiveness, the course is based on the Digital Transformation Skills Index , with special intent to aid medium level technicians  working in ICT enabled AMT. 

It is envisaged that the training course consists of approximately 25 training units on digital and transversal skills relevant for IT and OT technicians in AM environments that contribute to the major areas of Industry 4.0 and the foreseen sections of Big Data, Machine Learning, Sensors and Cybersecurity.

The Training materials of the DTAM training course consists of theory, guided examples and a basic programming challenge – contained within a series of modules aimed at understanding the possibilities i.e.

·   Introduction

·   Big Data

·   Machine Learning

·   Cybersecurity

·   Transversal Skills

If you would like to learn more about the inspiration behind each module and what to expect from them, watch the following video introductions featuring their respective creators: Video intros.

The training content is now available to the public in 6 languages i.e. Bulgarian, Dutch, English, Greek, Italian and Spanish, via the dedicated DTAM e-training platform. The entire training course in each of these languages is also freely accessible via the downloads section below:

Digital self-evaluation tool

If we are going to teach digital transformation in advanced manufacturing in an effective way, it makes sense that there should be a tool to assist us in establishing the learner’s needs and possibly point out specific areas of improvement. Agree? Because that’s exactly what we did. Behold the DTAM Digital self-evaluation tool. It is an integral part of the DTAM training methodology and measures both soft and hard skills related to the various subject matters of the DTAM training course. It also serves as a self-diagnosis of technical (digital) competences that translates results into an overview of areas for development and is available directly in the DTAM e-learning platform

Join our colleague Cristina Urtiaga from Cluster GAIA in briefing you about the tool, including important things to keep in mind before and after using it.


DTAM IoT Hub provides access to a developed IoT digital ecosystem with an aim to build on the e-learning experience. Remote learners with fewer resources have the opportunity to access quality technology and equipment via the e-learning platform. Users are connected directly to the project network of IoT labs upon registration and are encouraged in the DTAM Methodology to work together with other European students on specific digital challenges in the AM field. 

Click on the button below to access the official Model for the Creation and Exploitation of a sustainable IoT lab.

Pilot Testing

Piloting partners created a national pilot plan detailing how curriculum in IVET and CVET courses is individually offered and unfolded. The pilot training activities were then implemented during the 2022-2023 semester in our partnering countries i.e. Spain, Greece, Italy and the Netherlands. Needless to say, it was a quite thrilling experience to see our students increase their skills and competences and get the chance to practice what they’ve learned. 

The pilot training results together with the official Report on the Impact of the Curriculum on IVET and CVET learners and companies, are made publicly. Here’s one of our favourite stories about how we did with this challenging pilot training activity.

We firmly believe, that the DTAM project stands as a transformative force in European VET.
Hence, we’ve put together the “Modernizing and expanding the EU VET offer: the DTAM  case” white paper. It aims to share insights, findings, and recommendations for the improvement of the VET training offer across the EU, based on our Digital Transformation in Advanced Manufacturing (DTAM) project experience.
It contains 8 particular improvement aspects in terms of modernizing VET and making it more accessible.
The paper is especially dedicated to national and EU-wide policymakers, but also other actors involved in VET.