13. Education, skills and physical infrastructure needs
Beta,10/06/2015, 4/29/17 16:15 - 4/29/17 17:45
In a global economy where workers face new demands and opportunities every year, the need to acquire new skills and update existing ones is vital. Nanotechnology –which is estimated to need a worldwide workforce of 2 million by 2015 –offers rewarding, cutting-edge employment that touches many different areas of research, technology, and manufacturing.
Responding to the need for a skilled workforce of this magnitude is an enormous challenge that our current academic as well as vocational education and training systems cannot respond to without new and focused measures.
The session will outline the gap been nanotechnology education and job skill requirements, and discuss means to improve the situation, starting with implementing teaching about nanotechnology in secondary schools.