SUNConferences, SAIIE NeXXXt

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An investigation on Industry 4.0 skills requirements
Whisper Maisiri, Hasan Darwish, Liezl van Dyk

Last modified: 2019-08-29


Industry 4.0 is associated with technological advancement that is bringing significant change to our world in all dimensions of life. The impact of Industry 4.0 is being felt across all industries including education sector. In the 2019 state of the nation address, the president of South Africa pointed out that the government is seeking to respond to the changing skills needs by enhancing training in the education system.  In this paper a systematic literature review will be performed to investigate the skills necessary for Industry 4.0 and the role of skills development in meeting industry 4.0 requirements. An exploration of the impact of Industry 4.0 on technical institutions as opposed to the academic institutions will be discussed. This paper is an exploratory investigation into a detailed research on developing a skills development framework that seeks to bridge the gap between Industry 4.0 skills requirements and development in South Africa.