Robotics and 3D printing in SMEs - a challenge for us all
Some details from the ROTENA report
Besides a web research on existing training opportunities in the field, the partners conducted an online survey targeted to SMEs, individuals and training providers. The survey was completed by 150 persons representing all target groups. Some of the first findings can be highlighted as follows:
ROTENA will use the motivational effects of robotics and 3D printing to excite young people in science and engage them in New Age Technologies by:
Jobs are disappearing - new jobs are created
Robots and 3D-printers are taking our traditional jobs - but Robots and 3D-printers also creates new opportunities for jobs. The Key for individuals is to have the competence in demand and for companies to find the competences they are looking for. In the ROTENA Project Facebook page you will find many many opportunities and jobs as well as threats by the new technology.
The fourth wave - a shift that will be noticed in the future history books
...if there are any books in the future? Or maybe you will be told a story by a Robot how the shifts occurred and what the changes where. No matter what it would look like - the ROTENA project will bring as a major result a curriculum that will give answers to how education will adopt to the disruptive changes in the nearest future. Watch this video - and share it with your colleagues.
To know more about the ROTENA project
In the Rotena project Press release, sent out in March, you can find the initial results of the survey - and the complete results will be shared in August 2017.
It is already now clear that the demand for news skills in staff is going to increase and the Educational institutions have a big challenge in creating matching courses.
From the press release: "In respect of both robotics and 3D printing, all respondents would clearly welcome educational institutions providing more knowledge and training opportunities on the topics. A majority of respondents are also willing to take such courses if available for free."
Visit the ROTENA project web to read more about the project and the objectives to create a curriculum that can be used a cross Europe by providers of knowledge.
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