Brazil will have to qualify 10.5 million industrial workers by 2023 to meet the demand for tech professionals, brought about by technological changes and the advance of automated production.
The conclusion can be found in a document entitled Mapa do Trabalho Industrial 2019–2023 (“map of industrial work 2019–2023”), published by Brazil’s National Industrial Learning Service (Senai), to inform the courses to be offered by the institution in the coming years. The majority of these 10.5 million workers, the publication reads, will have to take recycling or enhancement courses to learn either to deal with the modernization of existing posts or to replace leaving workers. The study, however, found potential for the creation of no more than 33,453 job openings affected by technological changes.
Senai also discovered that the so-called transversal jobs—where professionals may work in factories of any field— have the highest demand for qualifications. Of the total amount of workers who need special training, 1.7 million occupy such positions, among whom research and development professionals, production control technicians, and industrial designers.
Among the other fields demanding professional training in the next years are metalworking (1.6 million), construction (1.3 million), logistics and transport (1.2 million), food (754 thousand), IT (528 thousand), electronics (406 thousand), and energy and telecom (359 thousand).