Teachers mobility in Belgium for KIT Germany

Oct 24, 2022

From the 2nd to the 7th of October 2022 the first Teachers Mobility between KIT Germany and VTI Waregem, Woodwize and VDAB took place in Belgium.

On day 1 there was a workshop at Woodwize in Brussels about digitalization, circular economy, inclusion and safety and well being in the woodsector. In the afternoon a company visit at Rogiers Van Poucke took place in Waregem. Rogiers Van Poucke is a firm specialized in digitalizing machines and software for the woodsector.

The next day the workshops took place at VTI Waregem. There was a demo with the hololens (AR) that consisted of assembly exercises, visualizing building designs and the use of the CNC machine. In the afternoon there was again a company visit, this time to Van Hoecke in Sint-Niklaas, a firm that has already had the title of company of the future for three times and has an eye for circular economy.

On day 3 the journey went to Wondelgem for a workshop at VDAB about CNC woodtraining with the focus on virtual CNC software, simulators and e-learning. In the afternoon there was visit in HOGent, an institute for higher education with a department Bachelor Wood Technology. In the evening there was a cultural visit to the city of Ghent.

Then followed again a workshop at VTI Waregem, this time dedicated to HI Macs, a new and revolutionary product used in interior design. In the afternoon a company visit to Unilin Desselgem was planned. In this firm all kinds of different sheet and roof materials are produced with an emphasis on sustainability.

The last day a visit to FIX, a social enterprise in Brussels that makes wooden interiors was programmed to end this interesting, varied and educational mobility in Belgium.