Inclusion and Diversity in the Manufacturing sector in Industry 4.0
This Focus group aims to build new strategies to promote women's participation in manufacturing through digital skills training and enhancing linkages between academia and industry. Insights gained from the analysis will be applied to training female students in the area of advanced manufacturing. The anticipated outcome of this proposal will be strategic guidelines for universities to minimize the gender gap in current and future manufacturing sectors. This outcome will bring socio-economic benefits to Germany, Canada, and other countries.
The long-term objectives are to create a better working environment in manufacturing with gender equality and work-life balance and to overcome labour shortages by training skilled female talent in the manufacturing sector. Skilled female talent will benefit not only manufacturing companies but also society. The deliverables from the project’s long-term objectives will be adjusted for the platform of each country and will be used to implement female talent training programs in manufacturing.