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FY22 IMPACT REPORT OVERVIEW ENERGY & MATERIALS HEALTH & RESILIENCE WORK & PROSPERITY GOVERNANCE APPENDIX 56 Partner with customers Industry trends The start of the COVID-19 pandemic severely impacted the they are. Autodesk offers valuable industry credentials to AEC and product design and work they do. People who find purpose in their jobs are more productive, healthier, more 5 manufacturing and construction sectors, but by the end of manufacturing professionals to bridge the gap between education and industry, ensuring resilient, and more likely to remain with their employer. Companies that succeed in the 2021, markets including Europe and the United States had fully employers and employees are ready for what’s next in industry. competition for talent will be those who help employees find purpose on the job. 3 Through the Membership Training Provider Program, Autodesk offers the national The pandemic has upended many prior assumptions, but the need for humans to adopt recovered in terms of their economic output. Meanwhile, the pace of technological change in these sectors escalated globally leadership of major North American trade unions a range of program benefits—including a mindset of lifelong learning has only accelerated. Employees in manufacturing and as social distancing and other protective measures increased low-cost software license fees—to train, test, and certify registered union and trade construction will prosper by acquiring the most in-demand technical and non-technical the cost of human labor relative to machines. Jobs in factories association members to help them advance their industry credentials. skills and by adapting to ever-changing roles in a competitive global economy. and on construction sites that were once seen as safe were As technology evolves and industries transform, we can expect ongoing adaptation of Employers who invest in their workforce and provide the necessary support for employees current roles as well as new job creation. According to a report we commissioned titled to connect to purpose at work are most likely to succeed in this new future of work. suddenly risky for humans to perform. Even as COVID-19 vaccines “Skilled Beyond Degree: How Experience Is Outpacing Education in Construction and and treatments became readily available, fundamental changes Manufacturing Hiring,” certain roles and skills will be most coveted in the near future: in on-site labor management accelerated. ● Demand remains high for sophisticated technical and non-technical skills—including an ongoing need for data and management skills. Industry responded by utilizing cloud-based workflows wherever possible. Across AEC, ● The pandemic demonstrated the essential role of logistics and supply chain product design and manufacturing, and media and entertainment, leaders quickly pivoted management, and the importance of these fields is projected to continue. to remote working environments and cloud-based collaboration. Workers adapted as ● Renewable energy-related roles in manufacturing are among those poised for the well by learning new technologies and ways of working as quickly as possible. Even jobs greatest growth in the next five years, emphasizing the need for adaptation to that were hard to transition to remote work shifted to help ensure safety on factory relevant technologies. floors and building sites. But many early adjustments were quick fixes. To help futureproof workers in the long In addition, a heightened emphasis on priorities such as employee well-being, resilience, run, new approaches to skills acquisition and lifelong learning are needed. Businesses and purpose can be key for organizations looking to recruit and retain skilled employees. are exploring innovations such as micro credentials (often accompanied by digital The pandemic has led many people to reevaluate their lives and work; according to a 4 recent McKinsey study on individual purpose and associated work and life outcomes, badges) that help close internal skills gaps through targeted development —and digital nearly half of US-based employees surveyed say they are reconsidering the kind of career coaching platforms, which use AI to support workers and employers wherever

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