Thousands of companies including auto are immersed in a digital revolution.
Need for companies to transform their operations with retrained employees.
Need to retrain or hire newly qualified employees in technology & automation.
Re-skilling required for jobs that face high automation potential.
AI, Robotics, and Algorithms Impacting career options & opportunities.
Employers & people seeking employment should expect of the industry to require skills aren’t easily taught to existing employees.
Entire employment landscape in the automotive industry needs to keep changing.
OEMs cutting salaried workforce & laying off factory workers as robots & machine learning take over.
Auto manufacturers are investing more in electric and autonomous cars- and production efficiency.
COVID19 accelerated the sign of things to come for the auto industry,
HERE ARE THE SIGNS:
Training Daze Challenges:
Companies face hurdles to successfully train workers with skills needed.
Data Technology :
Companies typically don’t have a clear view of their employees’ talents.
Speed of this Change: :
Up-skilling takes time. Can find someone quicker outside the company,
Companies can involve workers in decisions on implementing new technology.
Finding that some already have the knowledge & others can be trained.
Money & Investment:
Employers have a reluctance to invest in needed to retrain staff.
Cost of Retraining:
Organizations have spent more than $1,300 per employee on training, up 8%
Society needs to recalibrate expectations for worker retraining
SOLUTIONS: [ What is the automotive industry doing to stay ahead?]
Employers have an urgent task of investing in their current workers.
Up-skilling, re-skilling, retraining, even new-skilling—used interchangeably.
Fulfillment-centers for employees produce certification programs.
Employers are getting little help from the government.
Washington politicians spend a lot of time talking about training,
Still U.S. workers receive relatively little career education.
The secret to successful re-skilling, keeping tech training short enough.
Objective achievable: Workers learn real skills & employers get a ROI.
Technical tsunami” in vehicle repair industry caused by vehicle advancements.Z
If not training on new technologies and materials, then you’re falling behind.
SOME OF AUTO COMPANIES & ASSOCIATIONS FOCUSED ON RE-SKILLING:
Asbury Auto Group
National Institute of Automotive Services
National Service Task Force
Hendrick Automotive Group
GM has laid off more than 8,000 in fossil fuel vehicle production;
But is hiring for EV manufacturing.
“If we change that process, then we would see the potential of the workforce. we would see where the training needs are,”– Thomas Kochan, MIT Sloan School of Management.
Why Companies Are Failing at Reskilling –https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-answer-to-your-companys-hiring-problem-might-be-right-under-your-nose-11555689542
“TRAINING WORKERS FOR A POST-COVID ECONOMY” – https://thephiladelphiacitizen.org/training-workers-post-covid-economy/
Retrain America – https://retrainamerica.com