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The impact of the digital revolution on skills and jobs of tomorrow

We’re in the infancy of the digital revolution – the fourth industrial revolution. But what does this mean for the skills we need to do the jobs of the future?

Access Generation will be talking about this topic at the next Manufacturing and Engineering Forum with the East Midlands Chambers of Commerce on Friday, 28th September.

The event, which is free for members and £30+ VAT for non-members, will take place at Integrex Limited in Derbyshire.

We will be highlighting the pace of change, discussing the jobs that might disappear, what skills are needed for tomorrow and providing top tips to start the conversation within your own business to create a digital strategy.

So, what is the digital revolution?

“The First Industrial Revolution used water and steam power to mechanize production. The Second used electric power to create mass production. The Third used electronics and information technology to automate production.

“Now a Fourth Industrial Revolution is building on the Third, the digital revolution that has been occurring since the middle of the last century. It is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres.” (Source: WeForum.Org)

But, what does this mean for business?

Businesses need to avoid being left behind by having a willingness to challenge their own business models. 

It’s more important than ever to have the right culture that can support change and embrace innovation.

Businesses can achieve this by having an engaged culture and diverse demographic in their workforce.

In fact, diverse teams are said to make decisions 60% faster than non-diverse teams (source: CIPHR).

To find out more about the skills needed tomorrow and the jobs that are disappearing, then join us at the Manufacturing Forum on Friday, 28th September.