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ANALYSIS OF THE ASSURANCE OF WORK EXPERIENCE FOR UNIVERSITY GRADUATES IN THE CONTEXT OF INDUSTRY 4.0

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SAFE190031

Volume

189

Pages

12

Page Range

21 - 32

Published

2019

Author(s)

VENDULA LACIOK, ALES BERNATIK, LENKA SVOBODOVA, IVETA MLEZIVOVA, VERONIKA HEJDOVA, PAVEL SUSKA

Abstract

Since the first industrial revolution, which brought us great inventions such as steam engines and the mechanical loom, society has entered new phases of revolution. Artificial intelligence (AI) and 3D printing are being introduced into the manufacturing business and the economy, while industry is facing new challenges in the fields of cyber–physical systems and information technology (IT). The overall concept of Industry 4.0 will impact not only industry, but also the areas of safety, the education system, the legal framework, science and research, and the social system. It is already necessary to start preparing the current generation for these new challenges and to develop the potential of mankind. This document is a result of the research project TL01000470 “Potential Impacts of Industry 4.0 on Operators in 3.0 Jobs and Tertiary Education in Accordance with Safety Engineering”. This research can be considered the first step in an analysis to ensure that graduates gain significant practical experience in the context of Industry 4.0. This research project focuses on analysing the current situation on the labour market from the perspective of employers and their requirements of students and university graduates in the Czech Republic. The analysis focuses on knowledge of Industry 4.0 among students at the Faculty of Safety Engineering at VSB – Technical University of Ostrava. The state of preparedness for the world of work among graduates is inadequate from the practical viewpoint and it is essential to respond to the fourth industrial revolution by transforming the university syllabus.

Keywords

Industry 4.0, safety, student