We often hear about how new technological advancements will transform jobs in the manufacturing sector, but what does this mean for the future of work on an individual and collective level? Part of the challenge facing UK manufacturers is understanding how today’s jobs and skills will lend themselves to new opportunities created by the implementation of these new advanced technologies.
The pace of technological change raises many interesting questions for academics, policy makers and employers:
- How can the sector prepare people to work alongside new technologies, robots, and co-bots?
- What are the essential skills for future manufacturing workplaces and how can we enable these through training and education?
- How can advanced technologies help generate and embed new ways of working by opening up career opportunities for otherwise hard-to-reach groups such as women, minorities, older workers and disabled people?
The InterAct Team at Strathclyde University Business School is hosting an online session for those interested in these issues to share their views in an open discussion of these issues. We welcome you to join us at 2pm, 10 October to find out more and join the debate.