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A tech mindset is the engineering qualification that matters

Reports on new technology in the engineering industry with the aim of understanding how this will impact skills training and development. Highlights the possibility of automation replacing jobs in the UK, suggesting that up to 30% of British jobs are at high risk of being automated by the 2030s. Concludes that technological change should be embraced, but to offset the threat of automation employers must encourage their workforce to be innovative, the education system needs to facilitate creativity, co-operation between industry and education should be encouraged, and young people should be encouraged to shape the future of engineering by gaining hands-on experience with technology. Identifies ways in which World Skills UK plans to help achieve these objectives, including publicising the report, arranging events geared towards the findings of this report, embracing the recommendations themselves, and promoting discussion online.

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Author:
World Skills UK
Year:
2018
Pages:
7
Ref No:
B51209
Source:
WorldSkills UK

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