Vocation-oriented Innovative Transformation to Unlock Resources’ for Employability (VOITURE)

About VOITURE Project

One on-going socio-economic challenge faced by Tunisia is the increasing massification of the higher education sector and the lack of creation of jobs corresponding to actual market needs. About one third (30%) of young graduates who complete a university degree end up unemployed or end up seeking opportunities suitable to their qualifications outside their home country (‘brain drain’ impact). Among others, the main cause of the high unemployment rate of graduates is due to the mismatch of increasing demand for skilled labour. Willing to address the problems surrounding employability among Tunisian graduates with the aim to support University-Business-Partnerships between higher education institutions and business partners in Germany and developing countries, the project partners of VOITURE aim to bundle forces and know-how in the field of Lean Six Sigma, Innovation Management and Change Management to improve and optimize given resources by building up state-of-the-art capabilities and sustainable cooperation structures that allow implementation of countermeasures to the current skill mismatch development.

How we face the Challenge

The aim of VOITURE project is to improve and optimize given resources by building up state-of-the-art capabilities and sustainable cooperation structures that allow implementation of countermeasures to the current skill mismatch development. To realize the planned impact according to the program objectives, the VOITURE project partners aim to promote the specialized activities.

By providing high-end market-oriented educational services, Tunisian lecturers will be trained in cutting-edge methods and techniques in Lean Six Sigma, Innovation Management and Industrial Change Management for the manufacturing industry. During the project, first ENET’Com students will be trained in Lean Six Sigma methodology. Two rounds of trainings will be implemented, in which 80 students will be trained during the project. Additionally, DRÄXLMAIER Group will nominate Junior Engineers for all training activities who will join the VOITURE project. After the project, 100 ENET’Com engineering students will benefit from improved curricula annually, of that at least 30% are women.

Benefits

Benefits for students

  • Improved curricula in Lean Six Sigma
  • Internships in DRÄXLMAIER Tunisia for 15 ENET’Com students
  • Internships in DRÄXLMAIER Germany for 12 ENET’Com students
  • Annual Hackathons for the automotive industry
  • Summer school in Entrepreneurship in Tunisia (2020) and in Germany (2022Benefits for stundets

Benefits ENET’Com

  • ToT in Lean Six Sigma, Innovation Management and Industrial Change Agent
  • Accreditation trainings in Innovation Management & Industrial Change Agent
  • Study tour in Germany

Benefits Research

  • PHD project, 2 SEPT MBA thesis, 2 academic papers, conferences

Partners

 

Project Website

www.voiture-project.com