The kick-off meeting of the TEDP new working group “Future of work and training” took place at FS HQ on 16 January 2019. The group, which is coordinated by Elio Minerva, HR coordinator at RFI Academy was attended by delegates from FSI, DB, SNCF, RUT/MIIT, RZD, ÖBB, Slovenia Railways and Rail Training International (RTI) and Railcenter (Netherlands).
The kick-off was attended by colleagues from DB, FSI, RUT/MIIT, Slovenian Railways, RTI and Railcenter.
It is a common understanding amongst members of the group that to better understand the future of training, we have to start with better understanding the future of work.
In analysing the future work the driver is the division of labour between humans and machines/AI.
In the future there will probably be tasks operated by:
- Only humans
- Humans and machines/AI separated
- Humans and machines/AI integrated
- Only machines/AI
After discussion, group members agreed to focus the analysis on four selected areas of railway activity (traffic control, infrastructure maintenance, driving, train management) looking at the future technological trends on these activities and their impact on jobs/tasks and training now, in five years, and in 10 years.
The main scope of the research is to describe future railway work scenarios, make forecasts of impact on jobs and match the best L&D technologies. The methodology mainly consists of interviews to line and HR managers and by collecting comparable data.
The next meeting of the group will be on 2 April in Vienna, in the run up to the TEDP (4 – 5 April 2019).