During the past decades, the industry is undergoing big changes towards more intelligent production (‘Internet of things’). The so-called ‘Industry 4.0’ is regarded as the 4th industrial revolution and has enormous impacts on the world of work. It influences qualification needs, work organisation, the quality of work, and, in more general, the collaboration between human and technology. To assist SMEs in their preparation for current and upcoming changes, a curriculum for the training course ‘Work 4.0’ was developed. The course covered major work-related topics during its seven training modules such as new forms of work organisation, changes/needs for ‘learning & skills’, diversity, gender and the ageing of work force. The course was implemented during the first months of 2017.
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