3.5 million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled in the next decade, but the skills gap is expected to end up in 2 million of jobs unfilled. Manufacturing is now looking for young workers, but what millennials may not realise is that modern manufacturing has undergone a deep makeover. Analytical Textile Technologist, Digital Designer, Robotics Software Developer… Today manufacturing is full of cutting-edge technology and seeks to make the world a better place with the creation of products we use every single day.
Join Dr Mariachiara Barzotto and Dr Paula Pérez-Sobrino (University of Birmingham) for this workshop to explore the new face of manufacturing, and to find out more about how manufacturers truly design and build the future in smart factories. Two teams plus an audience will put to test their social perceptions on manufacturing labour in the age of millennials and technology.
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