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  • Learning design and development, web, mobile apps and custom learning solutionsE-learning

Work 4.0

While computerization has been historically confined to routine tasks involving explicit rule-based activities, algorithms for big data are now rapidly entering domains reliant upon pattern recognition and can readily substitute for labor in a wide range of non-routine cognitive tasks. Advanced robots are gaining enhanced senses and dexterity, allowing them to perform a broader scope of manual tasks. This will change the nature of work across industries and occupations. Digitization is increasingly shaping the world of work. While computerization has been historically confined to routine tasks involving explicit rule-based activities, algorithms for big data are now rapidly entering domains reliant upon pattern recognition and can readily substitute for labor in a wide range of non-routine cognitive tasks. Advanced robots are gaining enhanced senses and dexterity, allowing them to perform a broader scope of manual tasks. This will change the nature of work across industries and occupations.

Work 4.0 is a 2 year, 6 partnership, Erasmus project aimed at addressing these challenges through an awareness toolkit for labor market advisors, VET trainers, training institutions, labor market policy organizations, and education policy makers. CARDET has undertaken the responsibility to implement the activities of the project based on its extensive experience working on relevant awareness activities in Cyprus (project SELFIE). The kick-off meeting was held on November 2016 in Portugal and the implementation of the first output is scheduled for February, March 2017. The activities of the project in progression will be implemented as follows:

Needs Assessment Report
The report will analyze the current situation of the specific project environment in the partners’ countries, and in the EU in general. It is considered an important milestone at the beginning of the project, as it will guide the work that will follow in work packages where the substance of the work planned will take place, including developing, testing, production of materials and implementation.

Work 4.0 Awareness Raising Guidelines
The Guidelines will give a comprehensive overview how the marriage between Big Data and robotisation is shaping a new digital economy and a new world of work, where the traditional split between “industry” and “services” is becoming ever less relevant.

Resource Pack
The Resource Pack will contain comprehensive and concise information and easy to use recommendations and key actions that can be employed by labor office advisers during their Daily practices. The Resource Pack will offer a modular list of professions categorized according to their susceptibility to computerization, with case studies and recommendations how to adapt skills in order to be prepared for changes likely to occur in the immediate or more distant future (depending on the profession).

E- Platform “Work 4.0 – The Future of Employment”
The platform will be used as a virtual learning environment where users will be able to find the online versions of Awareness Raising Guidelines and Resource Pack, participate in learning activities, and communicate with other users, as it supports electronic management, storage and presentation of materials, and use the multilingual forum for networking, exchange of experience and good practice among users from various countries.

Work 4.0 Mobile Applications
Contents from Work 4.0 Awareness Raising Guidelines and Resource Pack that are suitable for presentation in applications for smartphones, plus links to the platform’s multilingual forum and communication tools

If you are a work councilor/trainer in government or market and would want to get involved in the process either in objectives or as general stakeholder, please e-mail, Theocharis.michail@cardet.org

 

This project has been funded with support from of the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Project Number 2016-PT01-KA202-022790