Work 4.0, Education and Qualification: Challenges and Solutions

Since a few years the term “work 4.0“ has been used to deal with various questions concerning the future of paid work. One main aspect within this debate is the question of current and future impacts on the labour market deriving from technological changes.

Based on a systematic literature review and focus groups, the study is focusing on following aspects:

  • Against the background of dominant developments towards digitalisation/ industry 4.0: what changes have to be expected in case of total employment trends and the employment structure?
  • Which qualifications and competences can be considered to be of particular relevance and therefore can help to provide a high employment security?
  • Against the background of current qualifications and competences of the labour force: which needs for adaption can be identified concerning institutions providing initial and continuing vocational training and active labour-market policy in general?
  • Which society and social implications have to be expected against the background of current technological and labour market related developments and which challenges and options do exist in the political context?

The study is conducted under the responsibility of and in cooperation with the IHS (Institute for Advanced Studies).

Topics: Digitalization, Education and Training, Labour Market
Client: Chamber of Labour Lower Austria
Team: Katarina Valkova, Marcel Fink, Petra Wetzel
Status: beendet
from: 2017 to: 2017