VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France — September 29, 2022 — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: FR0014003TT8, DSY.PA) today revealed key skills to accelerate the manufacturing sector’s transformation to create sustainable experiences. Design for sustainability, mechatronics, additive manufacturing, data science and model-based systems engineering are among the core and emerging areas presenting opportunities for industry and academia to prepare the workforce of the future for new and evolving jobs in the sector.
The findings came from an analysis of social media activity that was commissioned by Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Edu. The aim was to provide insights on how manufacturing skills are discussed, and to empower its ecosystem to reduce the skills gap in a sector that accounts for 41% of global GDP and whose transformation presents a major opportunity for minimizing impacts on the environment and creating more sustainable systems. For 40 years, Dassault Systèmes has been the catalyst and enabler of unparalleled industrial innovation, connecting and strengthening the efforts of industry and academia to collaboratively nurture the continuous learning environments needed to deliver innovations that improve quality of life for consumers, citizens and patients.
Findings from the analysis of discussions about the manufacturing sector include:
“We launched this study to get a glimpse into the discussions trending on social media across a diverse horizon of stakeholders: students, teachers, businesses, experts and others. With this insight, we can federate our ecosystem to help prepare students and the workforce to work efficiently, collaboratively and productively to solve major sustainability challenges,” said Florence Verzelen, Executive Vice President, Industry, Marketing & Sustainability, Dassault Systèmes.
In addition to this analysis, Dassault Systèmes is taking action to develop the skills required to transform the development of products into the development of sustainable experiences within its ecosystem of schools, training organizations and customers through multiple channels such as a series of e-books on skills and an online academic community where experts share best practices.
These channels also include the 3DEXPERIENCE Edu Centers of Excellence global program, which accelerates experiential lifelong learning by providing businesses and governments with a network of centers to develop the 3DEXPERIENCE platform expertise needed for the digital transformation of industry. The program now counts 11 members, most recently: Instituto Maua de Tecnologia, a private non-profit technical university in Brazil; L’Industreet, a technical college in France to provide young people who have left school with training in the field of industry of the future; ZHAW, a university of applied sciences in Switzerland; and Trier University of Applied Sciences, in Germany.
“We offer our learners multiple opportunities to consider the broad context of engineering. Central in such a context is the imperative of design for sustainability,” said Michael Hoffmann, Director of the Laboratory for product development & manufacturing, Trier University of Applied Sciences. “Minimizing material and energy consumption, enabling the use of biomaterials and optimizing the lifecycle with a virtual twin are some of the methods we promote and the 3DEXPERIENCE provides countless opportunities to develop the competencies required, for our students and our industry partners as well.”
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, is a catalyst for human progress. We provide business and people with collaborative virtual environments to imagine sustainable innovations. By creating 'virtual twin experiences’ of the real world with our 3DEXPERIENCE platform and applications, our customers push the boundaries of innovation, learning and production.
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