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Joining forces to build knowledge


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To prevent a lack of skilled workers in the glass industry, ten Slovenian businesses joined forces to maintain and improve competence levels in their field of activity.

The slowdown in activity in the glass sector over the last decades brought with it decreased interest in professions linked to this industry.

The creation of a competence centre for human resources in the glass industry enabled a group of companies to fill in this gap. CC GLASSWORKER provides tailor-made training programmes while raising the profile of these professions.

Two big, four small and four micro enterprises created the centre to jointly implement a targeted training project. They evaluated the level of competence in the local glass industry after having established a list of specific profiles.

Training programmes are implemented in eight selected areas: glass industry, tool industry, glass design, commercial knowledge, quality, management, ICT and languages.

The centre also works to promote professions in the glass industry and to ensure that existing knowledge is shared and transferred.

The project, which was made possible thanks to a helping hand from the European Social Fund (ESF), allowed 1028 participants to receive training. Another 416 employees benefitted from internal trainings.


Project name: Competence centre for human resources in the glass industry – CC GLASSWORKER
Area of activity: Workers and new skills
Project duration: 2011 – 2013
ESF contribution: €176 957
Total budget: €208 185
Participants: 1444
Country: Slovenia
Organisation: Steklarna Rogaška d.d.
Contact details: Klemen Žibret
Tel.: +386 (0)3 818 01 70