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Experts NTF participated in the preparation of the National Initiative Industry 4.0 /22. 02. 2016/

National Initiative Industry 4.0 was first introduced by the Minister of Industry and Trade Jan Mládek in autumn 2015. The basic framework of the initiative was further elaborated into comprehensive document that will be accessible to the public in March 2016. Both documents were prepared by team led by Prof. Vladimír Mařík, director of the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics CTU. Experts of NTF were also members of the team.

The publication is available for download here.

In 2016, team of experts further elaborated the basic framework of the initiative into comprehensive document which was handed over to the Minister Mládek. The aim was to provide key information about the commencement of the fourth industrial revolution that is fundamentally changing the nature of the industry as well as other parts of the economy and society. The material shows possible trends and outlines proposals of measures that could not only boost the economy and industrial base in the Czech Republic, but could help prepare the entire society to absorb this technological change. This is the only way to ensure long-term economic attractiveness and competitiveness of the Czech Republic.

Experts of the National Training Fund (NTF) were guarantors of the chapter relating to the impact of Industry 4.0 on the labour market and participated also in the preparation of the chapter on education. The chapter discusses possible impacts expected on the labour market in connection with industry 4.0 in the nature of work, career structures, qualification requirements and the reallocation of labour. Making use of Industry 4.0 as an opportunity for positive development on the labour market will require adopting rapid and effective measures to ensure labour market flexibility, training of workers released from fading professions to new professions or professions whose performance is linked with new knowledge and skills, as well as measures that stimulate creating new jobs and the necessary changes in social policy.

The document will be published in March 2016.

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