Nowadays, the nature of work is changing dramatically with the advancement and introduction of innovative technologies in the industry. With the introduction of computerization and the advent of trends such as big data, advanced robots, IoT and many others, digitization is increasingly shaping the world of work. Companies and organizations adopt new ways of production, markets expand and develop, and technology easily replaces human labor in a wide range of non-routine cognitive tasks and now performs a much wider range of manual tasks. This rapidly changing environment stimulates the creation of new professions and requires new skills and competencies.
INI-Novation GmbH has initiated a new European project called “Skills and Competences for Work in Industry 4.0”, which is funded by the ERASMUS+ program for the period 2020 – 2022. The main goal of the project is to provide a comprehensive and useful indication of initiatives, programs, methods and materials regarding the development and self-improvement of personal skills and competencies in industry transformation.
The project involves four European organizations from Austria, Slovenia, Slovakia and Germany with expertise in various fields – human resources, innovative technologies, professional training and business development.
On January 13, 2021, our project team gathered online for a project kickoff meeting. We discussed the first activities to be undertaken in order to raise the awareness of the various stakeholders in our home countries about the project on the one hand, and on the other – to learn about their experiences related to the key competences for Industry 4.0 and to collect of potential good practices.
One of our main tasks is to collect good practices from the field of new technologies and from the field of their deployment, which will give the necessary skills and competencies needed in the very near future to people employed in the industry. We’re getting started now. All good practices will be described in a special document called Catalog “Skills and Competences for Work in Industry 4.0” and will be available in a special Open Access Database.
If you want to share your good practice with us, now is the time. Write to us in the “Contacts” section of this website or post them on the project’s Facebook page. After review and discussion with you, our team will add them to the catalog, which will be distributed in four European languages: English, German, Slovenian and Slovak.
Stay tuned for more news.
Peoject website: https://industryfourzero-skills.eu/
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/industry4skills
FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/industry4skills/