Ingenjör4.0 – A National Upskilling Programme to Bridge Industry’s Skill Gap
Paper i proceeding, 2023

Manufacturing industry needs major transformation to meet disruptive environmental, social, and economic challenges, thus requiring a highly skilled workforce. This paper presents key functionalities, results, and best-practices for the launch and operation of a national upskilling platform. The Swedish upskilling programme Ingenjör 4.0's operations have been constantly user-monitored through participant surveys measuring appreciation for training content from the participants and identifying areas with potential for improvement. Thematic analysis of 137 survey responses identified dimensions relevant for an upskilling programme's success. Results show that success factors and hurdles typically lie within the following dimensions: relevance, organization and structure, working life competencies, support from teachers, and collaboration with other learners. The paper concludes that national programmes like Ingenjör4.0 can, in a short time, have deep impact on skill levels for manufacturing industries in areas such as industrial digitalization. Highlighted success factors are: participant appreciation of highly relevant content, collaboration with other participants, highly competent teachers, and the collaboration between universities. Obstacles for the learners are feelings of mismatch in challenges and prior knowledge, lack of feedback and applicable working life examples in the teaching, and the need for increased collaboration with other participants.


Industry 4.0


Future of Work


Greta Braun

Chalmers, Industri- och materialvetenskap, Produktionssystem

Johan Stahre

Chalmers, Industri- och materialvetenskap, Produktionssystem

Bengt-Göran Rosen


Mattias Bokinge

Chalmers, Industri- och materialvetenskap, Produktutveckling

Procedia CIRP

22128271 (ISSN)

Vol. 120 1286-1291

56th CIRP International Conference on Manufacturing Systems, CIRP CMS 2023
Cape Town, South Africa,

Ingenjör 4.0 Uppskalning av modulariserad fortbildning för yrkesverksamma.

VINNOVA (2021-03458), 2021-11-01 -- 2024-10-31.



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