I4MS report: 10 Recommendations from the I4MS Working Group of Upskilling challenges in the manufacturing industryadmin
Since Europe is facing an unprecedented shortage of IT professionals, the EU’s ambition must level up its digital transformation if it is to continue progressing towards the so-called digital decade. Around 20 million is the number of employed ICT specialists that the European Digital Decade strategy wants to reach in Europe by 2030.
What if workers could see the future of work? Would it make any difference in their career pathway? What about the impact of the pandemic on the workforce? Do companies already make a difference by considering workers as valuable assets instead of costs?
The good news is that the future of work is already happening. And yes! Students, workers-to-be, and current workers can already glimpse tomorrow’s work market and orientate their career pathways depending on current developments.
Europe has established plans that are ready to fill the gaps and tackle possible crises such as a pandemic. Europe is ready to empower its workforce. Investments and strategy updates are ongoing to ensure workers’ concrete and scalable futures. European actions are fundamental to shaping the future of work and ensuring synergies between industries and training centres. The I4MS initiative is just one of these such initiatives that has contributed to reshaping European SMEs by supporting them in their way to digital transformation.
The ten recommendations in this report are extracted from the powerful discussions held during the I4MS Digital skills working group sessions, between 2021 and 2022. By gathering members of the European Commission, experts in the manufacturing sector, and researchers in the field of digital transformation, the I4MS initiative has contributed to enriching the development of essential questions pertaining to the future of education and work.
You can read the full I4MS report below: 10 Recommendations from the I4MS Working Group of Upskilling challenges in the manufacturing industry.