The industry will require 9.6 million workers by 2025; Learn about the specialty

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Image copyright Arquivo Agência Brasil / Tomaz Silva: Brazilian industry, including the food sector, will need 9.6 million skilled workers by 2025

Brazilian industry will need to qualify 9.6 million people by 2025, 2 million in initial training – to replace inactive workers and fill new vacancies – and 7.6 million in continuing education, for workers who need to modernize themselves.

This means that 79% of the training needs over the next four years will be in additional training.

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This is the main conclusion of the Industrial Action Map 2022-2025, a study conducted by the National Industry Observatory to identify future demands for employment and guide industry-based vocational training in the country.

New vacancies

Within four years, 497,000 new formal jobs should be created in industrial occupations, jumping from 12.3 million to 12.8 million formal jobs. Occupations that are worth highlighting when opening vacancies are:

Qualification (less than 200 hours): 208 thousand vacancies

  • Freight car drivers in general – 92197 vacancies
  • Production line feeders – 45,915 seats
  • Butchers and the like – 45,315 vacancies
  • Agricultural mechanization workers – 20481 vacancies
  • Cargo Handling Equipment Operators – 13242 Vacancies

Qualification (more than 200 hours): 64 thousand vacancies

  • Auto Maintenance Mechanics – 27,918 Vacancies
  • Bakers, confectioners, etc. – 12459 vacancies
  • Installers and repairers of electric, telephone and data lines and cables – 4711 vacancies
  • Garment Sewing Machine Operators – 4547 Vacancies
  • Equipment Operators in the Bread, Pasta, Confectionery, Chocolate and Chocolate Beverage Industry – 4458 Vacancies

Technician: 136 thousand vacancies

  • Transport Logistics Specialist – 16,834 Vacancies
  • Production Control Technicians – 12,357 Vacancies
  • Production Planning and Control Technicians – 12,270 Vacancies
  • Mechanical technicians in maintenance of machines, systems and tools – 9417 – Vacancies
  • Ground Transportation Technicians – 6565 Vacancies

Highest: 90 thousand vacancies

  • Planning, programming and logistics specialists – 17156 vacancies
  • IT Analysts – 16987 Vacancies
  • Sales, Marketing and Communications Managers – 5,847 Vacancies
  • IT Managers – 5,833 Vacancies
  • Visual artists, industrial designers and cultural asset restoration preservers – 4816 vacancies

Qualified occupations predominate, accounting for 74% of industrial employment. But attention is being drawn to the growth of technical and higher-level professions, which should follow as a trend.

This is due to organizational and technological changes, which make companies look for professionals with a higher level of training, who know how to perform tasks and solve more complex problems.

Increasing demand for training

The areas with the greatest demand for training are: transversal, metallurgical mechanics, construction, logistics and transportation, and food and beverage. Comprehensive occupations are those that allow professionals to work in different fields, such as occupational safety technician, research and development support technician and metrology specialists, for example.

See below the projections of industrial occupations that will need more professionals by 2025:

Areas in greatest demand for initial training

  • Browsing – 411149 Vacancies
  • Construction – 346,145 Vacancies
  • Metal Mechanics – 231619 Vacancies
  • Logistics and Transportation – 4,988 vacancies
  • Food and Beverage – 181117 Vacancies
  • Textiles and clothing – 137,996 vacancies
  • Automotive – 92,004 Vacancies
  • Information Technology – 76,656 Vacancies
  • Electronics – 55,747 Vacancies
  • Leather and Footwear – 48,868 Vacancies

Areas with the greatest demand for continuing education

  • Browsing – 1,393,283 Vacancies
  • Metal Mechanics – 1300675 Vacancies
  • Logistics and Transportation – 1,095,765 Vacancies
  • Construction – 780,504 Vacancies
  • Food and Beverage – 583,685 vacancies
  • Textiles and clothing – 509354 vacancies
  • Information Technology – 397,836 Vacancies
  • Electronics – 248,790 Vacancies
  • Administration – 226,176 vacancies
  • Automotive – 208,317 vacancies

By observing the occupations most in demand for training grouped by qualification level, the study achieves:

Top

Aiming to train a bachelor’s degree or leave. They are long lasting, and their workload is not less than 2400 hours, some of them reach 7200 hours.

  • IT Analysts – 35,773 vacancies in initial training and 228,387 vacancies under improvement
  • Civil engineers and the like – 10,699 vacancies in initial training and 34,322 in improvement
  • Visual Artists, Industrial Designers and Conservators of Cultural Asset Restoration – 10,185 vacancies with initial training and 21,807 under improvement
  • Sales, Marketing and Communications Managers – 9107 vacancies in initial training and 59,951 in additional training
  • Administrative, Finance, Managers and Related Managers – 8,333 vacancies in initial training and 40,770 under improvement

Technical

Workload between 800 hours and 1200 hours (about 1 year and 6 months) for students enrolled or graduating from high school

  • Production control technicians – 27,284 vacancies in initial training and 156,212 in improvement
  • Production planning and control technicians – 24413 vacancies in initial training and 105,164 vacancies under improvement
  • Electronics Technicians – 22,108 vacancies in initial training and 62,327 in improvement
  • Systems and Applications Development Technicians – 15,762 vacancies in initial training and 58,215 in improvement
  • Computer Operation and Control Technicians – 15,180 vacancies in initial training and 53,702 in improvement

Qualification over 200 hours

It refers to young people and professionals seeking to develop new skills and professional skills to integrate into a profession. These courses do not require a specific education level.

  • Auto maintenance mechanics – 54,742 vacancies in initial training and 78,510 in improvement
  • Garment sewing machine operators – 50,828 vacancies in initial training and 206,687 in improvement
  • Industrial Machinery Maintenance Mechanics – 40,062 vacancies in initial training and 133,874 in improvement
  • Bakers, confectioners and the like – 34547 vacancies in initial training and 75761 in improvement
  • Electrical installation workers – 20,080 vacancies in initial training and 54,114 in improvement


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