Hybrid job profiles with numerous hard and soft skills are emerging
Hybrid professions such as mechatronics engineers or microtechnologists are in demand. Production big data analysts, IT security mechanics or virtual reality electronics engineers are tackling the challenges of Industry 4.0. Tomorrow’s timetable includes: learning to take responsibility and self-directed learning, professional competence, process knowledge, international teamwork and communication skills. Networked and interdisciplinary process knowledge must be promoted.
The majority of the skilled workers are already highly qualified to think about tomorrow’s issues, to profitably use changes and to develop futuristic production techniques. The entrepreneurs should push here however purposefully, in order to prepare in the own interest for the future.
One thing is certain: From a technical perspective, mechanical engineering is well positioned. The employees do not lack the necessary know-how – only the mindset has to adapt to tomorrow’s technologies with all their facets already today. This is no small task, and from an educational point of view it is now necessary to pave the way into the future.