Economic and social change has taken place extremely quickly over the last twenty years. The dynamic growth of available innovations and new technologies is noticeable in all areas of life, but above all in industry. Progressive automation and robotics shift production workers from simple actions to more advanced ones, and the concept of the profession of the future is slowly developed. However, for many years entrepreneurs have been struggling to recruit the right employees. This is because the education system is not flexible enough.
Difficult situation of employers
Many companies have launched their own employee training programmes. Some companies work with technical and industry schools to give young people the opportunity to practice, even those paid for in target jobs, with the promise of employment. A similar program was started by the Metalworking Cluster, of which Alnea is an active member. The cooperation of many companies with schools, the funding of laboratories and the purchase of new equipment or training of subject teachers turned out to be a great initiative, which was very successful in East Poland.
Activities of the Ministry of Education
The problems with educating young people have not been noticed by the government. The activities of the Ministry of Education are aimed at diagnosing demand and every year are published the most important professions of the future by specific provinces. Legislation already passed allows secondary school principals to create new class profiles. The combination of educational opportunities with the ministry’s forecast is already delivering concrete results. In particular, robot and automation distributors are happy to cooperate with technical universities and industry schools by retrofitting training stations. This is so important that young people learn from new technologies, not on machines remembering the late Polish People’s Republic.
Professions of the future
Listed in the notice of the Minister of National Education, the professions of the future are: automatic, electromechanics, electronics, electrician, mechanic-fitter of machines and equipment, mechatronics, machine tool operator, automation techniques, road construction techniques, electronics techniques, electrician techniques, energy techniques, mechanical technician, mechatronics technician, programmer technician, welding techniques, robotics technician, constructor/designer.
Interestingly, many of these professions are intended for people who would like to start working after school. The increasing digitisation and simplification of processes allows you to work in the profession without having to finish your studies.
Laboratory Program. My Profile
At Alnea, we know how important it is to educate children and young people. Laboratory project started by The President of Alnea Krzysztof Kamiński. My profile is currently being implemented together with the Marshal’s Office and the Board of Education. With this initiative, students can visit different companies and talk to different employees about the opportunities of their professions.
Education at the conference
We also discuss the topic of education at the Conference on Automation and Robotization of Industry. In 2020, despite the sanitary restrictions associated with the epidemic, the debate was held with the President of the Metalworking Cluster from Bialystok – Sebastian Rynkiewicz, Director of the Electronic and Telecommunication Schools in Olsztyn – Grzegorz Górski, Artur Zawadzki – Operational Director of Promotech from Bialystok, Małgorzata Hochleitner Director of the Faculty of Education, Education and Care from the Warmia-Mazury Education Board and President of the Alnea Group – Krzysztof Kamiński.