The Department of Education of the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Department of Management of the Faculty of Economics and Management and the Centre of Entrepreneurship Practices at Vytautas Magnus university have started to implement the ERASMUS+ strategic partnership project “Professional Development of University Educators for Improving Students' Entrepreneurial Skills”, (PROFEDU, Nr. 2014-1-PL01-KA203-003551).
Within the metal sector, the new reality defined by economic globalization and market dynamics, requires workers to develop a set of skills and competencies related to innovation. These competences are usually acquired through informal processes. Thus, organizations, and in particular SMEs, need to identify and develop in their workers the skills related to innovation acquired in informal processes to facilitate their transfer to their working scope.