European industry will need newly-trained workers to replace the large number of retirees in the coming decades. The rapid pace of technological change makes updating worker skills even more important.
In order to ensure that the future workforce is prepared for the challenges of industry 4.0 and, specifically of Additive manufacturing, there is the need to facilitate retraining and reskilling; there is need to ensure transferability between traditional education systems and technical education. Aligning industry’s qualification systems with the European Qualifications Framework and integrating modularity in those qualification systems, will ensure that the European workforce will keep pace with the changing technology, being more qualified and more mobile.
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