Workers in factories here are increasingly being trained to work alongside robots, in line with a wave of new technologies sweeping across the manufacturing sector.
Companies told The Straits Times that workers who are well versed in emerging skills such as data analytics are in demand, especially as firms fight to maintain their edge amid shortening product cycles and stiff global competition.
These comments came as the Industry Transformation Map (ITM) for electronics manufacturing was unveiled yesterday. The road map includes plans to help electronics manufacturers diversify into new growth opportunities, transform existing factories and deepen workers’ skills. It aims to create $22.2 billion in value-add and 2,100 jobs for professionals, managers, executives and technicians by 2020.