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Preparing the Future Workforce in Advanced Manufacturing: The Case of South Korea

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2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual On line

Publication Date

June 22, 2020

Start Date

June 22, 2020

End Date

June 26, 2021

Conference Session

Integration of Current Issues into Manufacturing

Tagged Division

Manufacturing

Tagged Topic

Diversity

Page Count

8

DOI

10.18260/1-2--35081

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https://peer.asee.org/35081

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235

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Sang Hoo Oh Florida State University

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Sang Hoo Oh is a Ph.D. student at the Florida State University School of Information. Sang Hoo is also a research assistant at the Florida State University Information Institute. Prior coming to the Florida State University, he received B.S. in Public Policy from Indiana University and M.S. in Information Systems form Yonsei University, South Korea. His research interests include advanced manufacturing, information policy, and big data.

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Marcia A. Mardis Florida A&M University/Florida State University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-2209-1498

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Marcia A. Mardis is a Professor and Associate Dean at Florida State University's College of Communication & Information and Associate Director of the Information Institute. Author of numerous publication and recipient of over two decades of federally funded research grants, Dr. Mardis' work focuses on professional identity creation, educational text and data mining, and technician education improvement.

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Faye R. Jones Florida State University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-6178-8143

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Faye R. Jones is a Senior Research Associate at Florida State University’s College of Communication and Information. Her research interests include STEM student outcomes and the exploration of student pathways through institutional research.

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Abstract

In this research paper, we explore how advanced manufacturing has led South Korea’s economy for the past several decades. It accounts for 4.5 million jobs, which is about 10% of South Korea’s population. However, the era of the Industry 4.0 is transforming the nature of the workforce in advanced manufacturing industry. Many workers could lose their jobs to automation, but it is likely that they will also find new jobs in similar occupation. Thus, it will be crucial for various stakeholders in the industry: employee, employers, educators, and policy akers to prepare for this changing nature of the workforce. However, our review of policy and research suggests that little is known about the extent to which South Korea is ready for the changing nature of the workforce in advanced manufacturing industry. In this paper, we will explore South Korea’s readiness for the change in advanced manufacturing workforce. Specifically, we will provide a review of literature relating to the impact of automation in advanced manufacturing workforce and how South Korea is preparing workers for the Industry 4.0. We conclude with promising directions for research. Taken together, this paper will offer several promising directions for further investigation into how South Korea can prepare for the impact of automation in advanced manufacturing workforce

Oh, S. H., & Mardis, M. A., & Jones, F. R. (2020, June), Preparing the Future Workforce in Advanced Manufacturing: The Case of South Korea Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35081

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