Voices: Big Picture Interview

Big Picture Interview is a Q&A series featuring industy thought leaders.

How automation is changing the jobs outlook: An educator's perspective

Training needs to reflect new manufacturing workforce realities, UAFS dean says.

Mar 8, 2016

Ken Warden is dean of the College of Applied Science and Technology at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. UAFS offers both technical certificate and associate’s degree programs in tracks such as robotics technology as well as traditional bachelor’s degree programs, meeting a need in the community the university serves for industrial professionals of varying backgrounds and experience levels. Warden talked with Plant Services about automation’s implications on the manufacturing workforce and on education, and on what he sees as imperative to meet workforce needs going forward.

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