South Mediterranean Tunisian Maintenance Centre of Excellence
The SM-TMC (Southern Mediterranean Maintenance Centre of Excellence) project, led by the University of Sfax, establishes, among others, a framework for Higher Education in Maintenance Engineering to equip students with competences in Industry, Informatics and Communications to lead generic maintenance skills and, in particular, Maintenance 4.0.
The SM-TMC project's innovative element is the concept of connecting higher education with industry training and the establishment of common channels of collaboration between university and industry. The goal is to train highly skilled graduates, increasing their employability rate, on the one hand, and to improve the abilities of company employees, accelerating the innovation process and company growth on the other.
Novel educational and training framework
SM-TMC proposes a novel educational and training framework to enhance the employability of academic and technical staff and ultimately contribute to the improvement of living standards and actively interact with the socio-economic sector.
The SM-TMC proposes specific solutions to achieve the objectives and provides step-by-step guidelines for their implementation. Parallel to the modernisation of curricula, the improvement of the commitment level of academic staff and the knowledge and skills of graduates, special attention is given to increasing innovation in industrial enterprises.