Integrating Education into Maintenance Operations: An Irish case study

Orlagk Costello, Mary Doyle Kent, Peter Kopacek

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In industry, an increased need for further education past the traditional apprenticeship is recognised. There is a known issue with aging maintenance workforce and loss of tacit knowledge through retirement. This paper investigates the skills and knowledge required for the modem maintenance workplace and how this might be implemented in a technician population. Potential educational and pedagogical solutions are offered in this paper, as well as a practical example. Finally, a specific course of learning is suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-420
Number of pages6
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019
Event19th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture and International Stability, TECIS 2019 - Sozopol, Bulgaria
Duration: 26 Sep 201928 Sep 2019


  • Education
  • Industry 4.0
  • Industry 5.0. training
  • Low cost automation
  • Maintenance engineering


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