EMERGING TECHNOLOGY AND ITS IMPACT ON LOCAL MANUFACTURING – WDB REPORT
The report examines the potential impact that emerging technology may have on employment in the manufacturing sector in Peterborough, Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton.
Released by the Workforce Development Board / Local Employment Planning Council (WDB / LEPC) – a non-profit organization funded by the federal and provincial governments – the publication is focused on gaining a better understanding of how technological advancements could shape employment prospects in the area.
It examines more than 30 emerging technologies – such as self-driving vehicles, 3-D printing, augmented/virtual reality, nanotechnology and drones – and ranks the potential impact they could have.
From the research carried out during the project, which included a comprehensive literature review and consultations with area employers, it seems unlikely that impending technological changes in manufacturing will have a drastic negative impact in the near future.
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