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Sponge Analyses the Manufacturing and Automotive Industry in Latest Insights Report

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Continuing the series of post-Learning Technologies insights reports, Sponge explores three key learning and development trends from the manufacturing and automotive sector.

From supply chain issues to global lockdowns, the pandemic wreaked havoc on the manufacturing and automotive industry. However, following the vaccine roll-out, the industry has witnessed a surge in consumer demand and is predicting growth throughout 2022. Of course, there will be winners and losers, with L&D playing a major role in ensuring that organisations remain on the right side of this divide.

With issues ranging from historical labour shortages to the need for further technological capabilities, in response to the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution or ‘Industry 4.0’, key players in the sector must embrace L&D to meet their short and long-term needs. However, this is no easy feat – given the sector’s traditional reluctance to embrace training.

In Sponge's all-new Manufacturing and Automotive Insights Report, which is free to download on the Sponge website, our team has assembled three key insights for the sector, and explaining L&D's role in helping organisations benefit from them. Derived from key conversations and presentations from Learning Technologies 2022, these insights cover issues such as talent retention, personalising the customer experience, upskilling in response to technological change, and the need to change attitudes and prejudices about the manufacturing and automotive sector. 

In summary, the report covers the following: 

  • An analysis of the top 3 L&D priorities for the manufacturing and automotive sector. 
  • Key considerations when addressing these priority areas. 
  • How to set your digital learning up for success. 

Sponge's report is the third of five industry specific reports to be published throughout June and July. It will be followed by additional reports on the tech and financial and professional services sectors. 

Building on an excellent Learning Technologies, where Sponge was officially recognised as one of the top 3 most engaging exhibitors, these reports represent Sponge's determination to showcase its cross-sector expertise in the L&D space. 

The report is free to download: Download the L&D Manufacturing and Automotive Insights Report 2022