On March 23rd the STC-Group is holding a conference in Rotterdam about the jobs of the future in the maritime and logistics arenas. The event is part of the “Samen sterk voor de toekomst op Rotterdam-Zuid” project, in which various interest groups and companies work together. The conference language will be Dutch.
Who’s driving, navigating, or order-picking?
There are many new technologies and innovations that are impacting how we work in the logistics arena. Robots are working alone (Amazon), and with people in warehouses (DHL). Self-driving trucks are being developed, and can be on the road in 5 years. Self-navigating ships as well (Rolls-Royce). All these developments (and more) have an impact on the jobs of the future. What will be the role of truck drivers, if any? What skills will be needed to work together with robots? Will the warehouse team leader of the future be more of a traffic controller coordinating several drones and robots?
Forward to the Future
The conference will start with a presentation by futurist Richard van Hooijdonk, who will present his views on the future workforce. After that both educators and practitioners will discuss what skills young people need to be thought to be successful in logistics in 2030. And you can join these discussions by signing up here. Again: the language at the conference will be Dutch. I’m looking forward to being inspired by different people, with different backgrounds and different views. Will I see you there??
Who’s organizing the conference?
The STC-Group is a worldwide operating educational and research institution for the shipping, logistics, transport and process industries. In the public domain the STC-Group offers preparatory vocational education (VMBO), senior secondary vocational education (MBO) and higher professional education (HBO) under the Dutch system. In the private domain it offers accredited master’s-level courses (full-time and part time), business courses, training and consultancy.