WG 4 - Up-skill providers

Emerging technologies and new practices could both lead to improved efficiencies for providers and solutions for end users. However, providers (clinicians, industry and research sectors) require constant updating in their fields and in the fields immediately allied to their work (e.g. clinical knowledge for industry). The aim of this working group is: training and education for stakeholders to improve efficiency and processes throughout the provision process including manufacturers, designers, clinicians, retailers and brands.

Working Group Members

Dr. Anita Williams
womanperson   Dr Anita Williams is a Senior Lecturer in Podiatry at the University of Salford. She holds a PhD in Podiatry, in addition to having extensive clinical experience in podiatry and publications on therapeutic footwear and guidelines including qualitative research methodologies and health behaviours. Anita is collaborator on projects relating to education and training.
Dr. Jane McAdam
 womanperson Dr Jane McAdam is the Director of Prosthetics and Orthotics and Podiatry at the University of Salford. She holds a PhD in using dual-task approach to assess the effectiveness of Functional Electrical Stimulation. Her research experience includes the use of both quantitative and qualitative approaches and she has recent and extensive clinical experience in podiatry specialising in footwear and orthoses for high risk groups and musculoskeletal conditions.
Mr. Bruno Paquola
 person icon Bruno Paquola has a degree in Economics, and long experience in training and education programmes definition. He is Vice President of AIF (Italian Association of Trainers). He has a long experience in developing programmes for Human Resources Management in the footwear sector. He has participated in many transnational projects especially in the Leonardo framework like Au-delà-de la salle, Au-delà de l’apprentissage Formel , Competences per l’Europa (COPE). During these projects he has developed innovative training and education programmes to support the transfer of implicit and explicit competences between senior and junior workers.

Ms. Chiara Paquola

 womanperson Chiara Paquola has a degree in Psycology at the University of Padua, and she has experience in training and education programmes definition. She is member of the Italian Association of Trainers (AIF) and is a trainer in many different schools and universities. She has contributed to many transnational projects especially in the Leonardo framework like Au-delà-de la salle , Au-delà de l’apprentissage Formel , Competences per l’Europa (COPE). During these projects he has developed innovative training and education programmes to support the transfer of implicit and explicit competences between senior and junior workers..

Ms. Hind Benziane

 Hind Benziane Ms. Hind Benzaniane. President of the Moroccan National Association of Podiatrists. She obtained a European pedicure podiatry diploma from Brussels in 2002. She has more than twelve years’ experience as podiatrist. She is President of the Moroccan National Association of Podiatrists, a Member of the Moroccan Federation of Diabetes and she is  a temporary podiatrist at Mohamed 6 Football Academy since 2009.
Mr. Elyès Kortas
person icon    Mr. Elyès Kortas holds a Master Degree in soft materials industry applied to shoes manufacturing in 1994- Technical School of Romans- France. He is an expert in training and assistance for the footwear and related industries, working at both national and international level.
 Mr. Adil El Azhar
 person icon  Mr. Adil El Azhar received a diploma in Micro-computer and company’s telecommunication from Specialised Institute of applied Technology. He has twelve years’ experience as a technical manager. Mr. Elazhar is responsible for technology projects for the footwear and leather industry in the areas of CAD/CAM and information technology.

 Mr. Lucciano Ceccarello

 person icon  Luciano Ceccarello has a long experience in training and education for Human Resources in the footwear sector and in particular in production phases. He has participated in many transnational projects especially in the Leonardo framework like Au-delà-de la salle, Au-delà de l’apprentissage Formel, Competences per l’Europa (COPE). During these projects he has developed innovative training and education programmes with the use of multimedia technologies to analyse, train and transfer implicit and explicit competences between senior and junior workers.
   Ms. Rosanna Pérez
 womanperson Rosana Pérez has been head of INESCOP’s Training Department since 1998. She is in charge of coordinating vocational and/or continuous training actions for the footwear and related industries, both at a national and international level. She is qualified as a Technical Engineer in Industrial Chemistry (Polytechnic University of Valencia) and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (University of Alicante). She is a participant in several EU Leonardo da Vinci projects, in which INESCOP has been Promoter or Partner, and a member of the Reference Group “Manufacturing, textile, apparel, leather, footwear and related products” within the framework of European Commission Initiative ESCO – European Skills and competences. From 1989 to 1998 she was a staff member of the Information and Documentation Department of INESCOP and was in charge of the design and management of internal documentary databases.

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