Relationship between Trends, Job Profiles, Skills and Training Programs in the Factory of the Future

Joseane Pontes, Carla A. S. Geraldes, Florbela P. Fernandes, Lucas Sakurada, Ann Lilith Kongsbak Rasmussen, Lasse Christiansen, Sabine Hafner-Zimmermann, Kieran Delaney, Paulo Leitao

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Industry 4.0 is promoting the digitisation of manufacturing sectors towards smart products, machines, processes and factories. The adoption of disruptive technologies associated to this industrial revolution is re-shaping the manufacturing environment, decreasing low-skilled activities and increasing high-skill activities. These technological trends are affecting the job profiles and the skills required by the workforce, which demand proper training programs to address upskilling and reskilling needs. Having this in mind, this work proposes a model that contributes to understand how technological trends may impact the new job profiles and relevant skills, as well as how these skills may be upskilled by the workforce through available training programs according to their gaps and impact. The applicability of the proposed model was illustrated by considering two trends, the connectivity and the value of the data, and a catalogue of compiled new job profiles and training programs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2021 22nd IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2021
Number of pages6
Publication date2 Jul 2021
Pages1240 - 1245
Article number9453584
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-5730-6
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2021
Event22nd IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology - Online
Duration: 10 Mar 202112 Mar 2021


Conference22nd IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology
OtherIEEE ICIT is one of the flagship yearly conferences of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, devoted to the dissemination of new ideas, research and works in progress within the fields of intelligent and computer control systems, robotics, factory co...
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