Together with its partners, the MecaTech Cluster works to acquire skills useful for the development and exploitation of cutting-edge technologies.
To be competitive and take full advantage of innovation, companies must inevitably ensure that they have sufficient skills. With its partners, the MecaTech cluster works to acquire the skills needed to develop and promote innovations.
Walloon mechanical engineering has three competence centres at the cutting edge of the technologies on which MecaTech relies:
Competence centre active in 14 industrial fields: Assembly, Automation, Design, Energy & Environment, Image & Multimedia, IT, Machining, Industrial Techniques, Surfaces and Materials, Organisation, Microtechnologies, Measurement and Control, Maintenance and Aeronautics.
Competence centre linked to maintenance, electromechanics, hydraulics, programmable logic controllers, production automation, welding, boiler making, piping and assembly in general.
Competence centre dedicated to eco-technologies in the automotive industry, motor sports technologies and industrial technologies.
Forem is the public employment and training service in Wallonia.
The calls for projects launched within the framework of competitiveness clusters concern not only research and investment, but also training.
Companies and training centres can submit innovative training projects (by their content or the learning methodology adopted) to pursue one of the following objectives :
- To carry out an innovative “pilot” within the framework of a partnership in order to develop a new training service in a specific advanced field;
- Support a Research and Development or investment project to ensure the development of directly related skills.
Main MecaTech CC training projects:
The MECATECH Cluster, TechnoCampus and Technifutur are synergistically developing a training and investment project as part of the evolution towards the digital enterprise 4.0 and in particular SMEs. This programme aims first of all to bring together the expertise of the players concerned: companies, universities, research centres and competence centres. The Factory 4.0 project focuses on diagnostic actions and global and technological training programmes. These actions are essential steps in the re-industrialisation of Wallonia.
Launched in October 2009, the “Stages des Pôles” programme aims to develop a series of skills specific to the industrial world among future graduates of higher education, in order to facilitate their integration into sectors that are promising for economic activity in Wallonia.
Supported by its partners, the programme offers students hands-on experience during an internship on themes supporting technological innovation within member companies or future members of the Walloon Competitiveness Clusters (with an operating headquarters in Wallonia) and/or sectoral federations (Agoria, CCW, Essenscia, Fevia), with an operating headquarters in Wallonia.