Inside INdiana Business Perspectives article by Ascend Indiana President and CEO Brad Rhorer.

Brad Rhorer, President and CEO, Ascend IndianaDuring my nearly 30 years in the automotive industry, there was one thing that was constant: Change. When I first started on the production floor 32 years ago, automotive component welding was done by hand; today robots are programmed to weld those same components. Processes, technologies and the workforce have evolved over three industrial revolutions, and as Indiana–and the world–continues to march into the fourth (better known as Industry 4.0), we face an all-too-common theme. With new technology comes the need to upskill and reskill our workforce.