Industry 4.0 Skill Sets for Aerospace
To equip companies shifting to Industry 4.0
Montréal, June 12, 2018 — Aéro Montréal, Québec’a aerospace cluster, today published its Industry 4.0 Skills Sets for Aerospace Guide developed in collaboration with the Conseil emploi métropole.
This reference tool is designed to help educational institutions adapt their training programs for future company needs. The guide will also assist companies that will be taking the 4.0 shift in the coming years.
“The 4.0 shift is an imperative that will allow our industry to meet the many challenges that it faces,” says Suzanne M. Benoît, President of Aéro Montréal. “Among these challenges is the difficulty companies are having in recruiting new staff because of the scarcity of labour. The 4.0 shift will also enable companies to respond to prime contractors’ requirements for lower production costs. Technologies related to 4.0 will help companies maintain their competitiveness but all this requires investments and major changes in corporate culture to integrate disruptive technologies into the supply chain.”
The Industry 4.0 Skills Sets for Aerospace Guide highlights several observations regarding both educational institutions and companies.
- Starting today, academic institutions need to integrate 4.0 skills to meet future needs.
- Human resources will need to modernize their internal training process to ensure the transition and retention of knowledge.
- The aviation community will integrate new professions such as computer engineers and data scientists.
“The human aspect is undoubtedly the biggest challenge that companies will face in their transition to 4.0,” says Ms. Benoît. “By becoming a digital leader, executives must be able to anticipate digital developments and, above all, to get their employees to work in tandem with new technologies.”
About Aéro Montréal
Created in 2006, Aéro Montréal is a strategic think tank that groups all major decision makers in Québec’s aerospace sector, including companies, educational and research institutions, as well as associations and unions. Aéro Montréal’s mission is to engage Québec's aerospace cluster with a view to increasing its growth and expansion on the global scene. Its vision is to become the global aerospace reference. To this end, it champions the following values: excellence, commitment, collaboration, integrity, agility and audacity.
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