Pernambuco needs 250,000 workers in industrial occupations by 2025. See which sectors are most in demand

By 2025, the state Pernambuco You will need to train 250,000 people in industrial occupations, 54,000 of them in initial training (to replace inactive workers and fill new vacancies) and 196,000 in continuing education, for workers who must modernize themselves. This means that 78% of training needs in the next four years will be improving. at industrial professions They are those that usually require knowledge related to industrial production, but are also found in other sectors of the economy.

The labor market is undergoing a transformation mainly caused by the use of new
technologies and changes in the production chain; And Brazil will increasingly need to invest in improvement and rehabilitation so that professionals are aware of the latest developments.

Across the country, the demand is 9.6 million skilled workers. Data and evaluation from
Industrial work map 2022-2025, a study conducted by the National Industry Observatory for
Determining future demands for employment and guiding industrial vocational training in

The demand for training in the state by qualification level will be:

qualification level Requests
Qualification (less than 200 hours) 128,478
Qualifications (more than 200 hours) 56,653
Technical 45251
Top 20107
Total 250489

formation – composition

In terms of volume, occupations at qualification level still prevail, accounting for 74% of
Industrial employment in Brazil today. In the ONI study, attention was drawn to the growth of technical and high-level professions, which should continue 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.

The areas with the greatest demand for training are: transversal industries (include sectors of energy, development finance, environment, labor relations, technology and innovation, etc.), civil construction, metal mechanics, logistics and transportation, and textiles and clothing. Transversal occupations are those that allow professionals to work in different fields, such as occupational safety technician, research and development support technician, as well as metrology professionals, for example.

The study assesses political, economic, technological, and employment projections and scenarios. SENAI is the main training institution for industrial trades in the country. To support the presentation of the courses, in line with the requirements of employment in the productive sector, the National Industry Observatory has developed the Industrial Action Map methodology, a reference in Brazil. the study
Projecting sectoral employment that takes into account the economic, political and technological context.

One difference is the forecasting of the demand for training based on the estimated employment for the coming years. For this calculation, estimates of the prevalence of new technologies in enterprises and organizational changes in production chains are taken into account, which guide the calculation of demand for improvement, the analysis of the career path of workers in the formal labor market, supporting the calculation of initial training. Data intelligence and future work that should support employment and vocational education policies and procedures. The study collected industrial occupations in 25 regions. Below, the people who will need to train the most by 2025:

Areas of High Demand for Training (Initial and Continuing)

demand area
accidental 48470
Building 40236
Metal Mechanics 32139
Transportation and Logistics 31.089
Textiles and clothing 21.335
Food and Beverage 17700
IT 10,198
cars 8,768
Electronics 6,724
Management 6,149

Below, the occupations with the highest demand for training, grouped by qualification level: highest,
Qualified technician more than 200 hours and qualifications less than 200 hours:


Aimed at those who have completed high school or its equivalent, aiming to form a bachelor’s degree
or licensed. They are long-term, and the workload is no less than 2,400 hours, all together
up to 7200 hours.

Occupation demand for initial training Demand for improvement
IT Analysts 631 4153
Civil engineers and the like 381 1,327
Administrative and Financial

Risks and the like 273 1,292
Sales and Marketing Managers

And communication 202 1,220
Production and Operations Managers

In a company in the extractive industry, transformation

and public utility services 216 1,191


Technical courses have a workload between 800 hours and 1200 hours (about 1 year and 6 months) and are aimed at
Students enrolled or graduating from high school.

Occupation demand for initial training Demand for improvement
Production control technicians 541 2889
Electricians and Electrotechnical Technicians 373 2,322
Auto assemblers (line
assembly) 1924 1
Production Planning and Control Technicians 400 1716
Electronics technicians 550 1,473

More than 200 hours of qualification

Qualification courses are indicated for young people and professionals seeking to develop new skills and professional skills for integration into a profession. These courses do not do that
It requires a certain level of education. At the end the student gets a certificate of completion.

Occupation demand for initial training Demand for improvement

Machine operators

for sewing spare parts
Clothes 1,915 8,007
Bakers, confectioners and the like 1,008 2,785
Vehicle maintenance mechanics 1,493 2,188
Equipment operators in the baking industry,
Pasta, sweets, chocolates and chocolate drinks 580 2935
Industrial Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 818 2,493

Qualification less than 200 hours

Qualifying courses are specified for young people and professionals seeking to develop new skills
Professional competencies and capabilities for integration into a profession. These courses do not do that
It requires a certain level of education. At the end the student gets a certificate of completion.

Occupation demand for initial training Demand for improvement
Production line feeders 5,528 23,037
Civil works assistant 6,310 8,900
Cargo vehicle drivers in general 1,858 11,606
Packaging and labeling workers 3,151 4,126
construction workers 2,482 4028


The Director General of the National Service for Industrial Education (SENAI), Rafael Lucchesi, acknowledges that
The recovery of the formal labor market will be slow due to the gradual resumption of activities
Post-pandemic economics. In order to improve the level and quality of employment, contribute to technological progress and increase productivity in enterprises, it will be necessary to give priority
Improving employees and looking for new opportunities.

“We are facing a low GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth scenario,
Structural problems, such as taxes, elections, high levels of unemployment, and informality. In this
context, the map appears so that we can understand changes in the labor market and
Encourage people to look for qualifications where there will be work. This qualification will be recurring
Throughout the career path. Whoever stops studying will be left behind,” he assesses.

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