What will be the most requested professional figures on the market within the possible fourth industrial revolution? What new skills will the operators of the textile-clothing metasector, footwear and leather goods have to possess in order to remain competitive in the labor market? How will the work be organized in the factory of the future? These and other questions are the basis of the new report edited by Ares 2.0 on the 4.0 industry now available on this site at this link.

“New professions in the fashion system: a deepening of the impact of innovation and change on the professions in textiles, clothing, leather-tanning, footwear” is a research project promoted by OBN – Tam and OBN – Calzaturiero. It was funded by Fondimpresa to analyse the ongoing economic and social transformations as well as to reconstruct the professional profiles and the set of skills necessary for companies working in the perspective of Industry 4.0.

The research work is developed through four separate chapters that try to summarize the wide literature on the subject, giving back a product that is agile and within reach not only of professionals, but also of a wider and heterogeneous public.

The first part of the report deals with the theme of defining the concept of Industry 4.0, framing it within the new challenges that characterize the fashion system today.

The research work summarizes the wide literature on the subject, representing an agile product not only for professionals, but also for a wider and diverse public.

The first part of the report defines the concept of Industry 4.0, framing it within the new challenges that characterize the fashion system today. Eventually, the analytical reasoning explaines the new skills that underlie the advent of this possible fourth industrial revolution. Chapter 3 deals with the topic of new professions and those that will be subject to greater change. It analyses 14 professional profiles of the fashion system. Finally, the research ends with an analysis of what could be the main strategies to support business innovation, with a strong reference to the policies aimed at the education and vocational training system.

The publication of this research report is part of a length in-depth work that has led Ares 2.0 to publish over the last 4 years two other important research documents. The first one is Smart Factory: an in-depth analysis of the footwear and Industry 4.0: competitiveness scenarios for the companies of the Filctem industrial system in Lombardy and the creation of a training course dedicated to the social parties, which in recent months has been presented to various union structures.