Five Key Skills for Industry 4.0

2018 Manufacturing Skills Gap Study

This 2018 study by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute highlights the seismic shift that will occur over the next decade as the Fourth Industrial Revolution completes its transformation of the manufacturing industry. Manufacturing is experiencing an exponential change, as technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and Internet of Things (IoT) rapidly change the workplace. While some predicted that these new technologies would eliminate jobs, the Deloitte study shows the exact opposite—more jobs are actually being created.

These new manufacturing jobs highlight the increasing problem of a skills gap within the U.S. workforce. Today, in the early stage of digital transformation, there is already a mismatch between the available workers and the skills necessary to fill open jobs. Production workers do not need STEM degrees (science, technology, engineering, math) but rather the ability to program machines on the plant floor. Increasingly, employers are looking for extended computer skills that enable core production workers to program a CNC (computer numerical control) machine for a new job, or interact with CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) and other engineering or manufacturing software. Manufacturing executives stated the top five skill sets required in the coming three years due to the influx of automation and advanced technologies are: technology/computer skills, digital skills, programming skills for robots/automation, working with tools and technology, and critical thinking skills.

At Build With Robots, we assist others to leverage advanced automation technologies. We provide access, training, expertise and business opportunities for organizations and individuals to apply disruptive automation including collaborative robots (CoBots).  We believe that People and Robots Working Together enhances productivity and workforce satisfaction. Our mission is to create the next generation of manufacturing jobs and workers.

CoBots in Legendary New Mexico

Build With Robots and CoBots make an appearance on Fox/KRQE’s Legendary New Mexico series as part of The Next Generation of CNM.

Our partnership with CNM Ingenuity to bring CoBots to the FUSE Makerspace is helping to create leading-edge companies and a future-skilled workforce. The FUSE Makerspace is ground zero for prototype manufacturing to small business creation.  A subsidiary of CNM Ingenuity, FUSE cultivates dialog between makers and deal makers to keep the state on the cutting edge of innovation.

Randy Krall

Cobot Training at FUSE Makerspace

Introduction to Collaborative Robots workshop is now available at the FUSE Makerspace.

Build With Robots and FUSE Makerspace are teaming up to introduce the fast-growing technology of Collaborative Robots (cobots) to central New Mexico’s economy.  Anyone interested in cobot technology and applications is welcome to join this 4 hour workshop with Build with Robots co-founder, Randy Krall.

Workshop attendees will learn the essentials of collaborative robot programming. Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to perform useful work with cobots and create real-world cobot applications.

Date: 12/4/2017

Time: 4pm-8pm

Cost: $39

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