Industry 4.0 will usher in a new age of manufacturing with automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI) acting as foundational technologies. However, the skills needed for these careers differ greatly from the skills needed today. There will be a substantial demand for “adaptive skills”, including complex problem-solving skills used to solve novel, ill-defined problems, and systems skills to allow workers to understand, monitor, and improve systems.
The need for new skills and training compounded with an existing skills gap that is forecasted to leave 2.1 million jobs unfilled by 2030 puts our nation’s security and resiliency at risk.
The ARM Institute takes a comprehensive approach to preparing the workforce to work with robotics, automation, AI, and other Industry 4.0 technologies. We convene our member ecosystem to identify, develop, and set the direction for the current and future competencies and job definitions required for roboticists. We demystify robotics careers in manufacturing, make training more accessible, and connect manufacturers with industry-vetted robotics technician training for their workforce.