Düsseldorf, October 04, 2018

Top 10 Pain Points of the Industry - Skills Shortage

2. Skills Shortage

Digital transformation in a company can only succeed if qualified employees are involved. However, there is still a widespread deficiency. There is a chronic skills shortage and at the same time new job profiles are created with digital transformation that haven’t been there before. Companies lack the knowledge of how to develop digital potentials and the right attitude towards employee trainings.
Chief Digital Officer (CDO), Data Scientist, Cloud Architect or Cyber Security Specialist are only a few of the new job profiles that will gain in importance in the future. Today’s jobs are changing – that is a fact. But industrial enterprises do not invest enough in employee trainings. They usually do not consider the topic to be very relevant or expect their employees to upskill themselves off the job. This has to change.
Digitalization has an impact on all companies and all business units. The bottom line is that all employees of a company have to learn new things. Trainings become a part of the job – at least until the employees have acquired new specialized knowledge. Only this way, they can support their employer optimally with their professional expertise in the digital transformation. Modern online trainings help in finding the balance between learning and the daily job.

SMS digital offers members of mySMS group, e.g. through our partner University4Industry, exclusive online-learning content tailored for industrial companies. The platform provides more than 100 hours of relevant content on Industrie 4.0 and Digitalization. Numerous videos convey new content in a practical way. The advantage: The employees can learn online and at their own pace. After a final exam, the participants receive a quality certificate to prove their newly acquired knowledge. If required, the digitalization experts of SMS digital can advise industrial companies on how to best develop digital potentials.