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NEOMA and Arts & Métiers have co-published a white paper, “Training for tomorrow’s Professions”

Published on 16 October 2020 by NEOMA

Digitalisation, hybrid jobs, social and environmental issues, lifelong learning. With organisations currently going through so much upheaval, Arts & Métiers and NEOMA have co-published a white paper entitled “Training for tomorrow’s careers”.

The importance of combining the visions of both engineers and managers

Increased digitalisation, hybrid job skills, the key role agility plays in creating opportunity from complexity… Long before the Covid-19 crisis came about, companies were already facing a full range of transformation challenges. Today, the global pandemic has generated an acceleration in these transformations. It is in this context that NEOMA and Arts & Métiers have co-published their white paper, “Training for Tomorrow’s Professions”.

“The skills companies are looking for are changing rapidly. This is the basis of the challenge taken up by NEOMA and Arts et Métiers. Tomorrow’s skills will be hybrid because we have to learn to work differently and with different kinds of people. Jobs and work practices are changing. It is therefore important to compare different viewpoints, and, as a Business School, to communicate with Engineering Schools,” explains Delphine Manceau.

“It is still fairly uncommon for engineering and management schools to work together. However, we can see that our practices are not that different. We need to work together more. New ways of organising work are emerging and we need to come up with new ways to train more and more technical managers. This White Paper discusses many of the new ideas emerging each day,” adds Laurent Champaney, Dean, Arts & Métiers.

Download the white paper:

The paper is aimed at students, academics and companies and can be downloaded free of charge here. It invites the reader to think about the main employment trends that will take place over the next 20 years. It also identifies the new employment needs and expectations in the face of ongoing transformation and analyses how higher education institutions can respond to them.

From the classroom to the company: become an active member of a changing environment

 The White Paper, “Training for Tomorrow’s Professions”, takes a transversal approach and provides perspectives from the academic world, companies and students to deliver an in-depth analysis based on 3 main themes:

  • Living in a changing society”: the first chapter is mainly written by François Taddei, Director of the CRI, who gives an overview of the major youth training and employment issues foreseen for the years to come and in the face of what is now being referred to as “the third industrial revolution”.
  • Working in a company that is undergoing change“: by understanding the changes companies are currently going through, the key skills that will make a difference tomorrow and the jobs of the future, the reader is given a realistic insight into the professional environment currently under construction.
  • “Getting the right training to cope with change” : Experiential learning, hybrid job skills, work-study programmes, lifelong learning… More than ever before, the higher education sector is deploying all the resources required to train talented and agile individuals who are capable of adapting to all situations.