Dbriefs Webcast

Talent needed: Addressing the skills shortage in US manufacturing

Industrial Products & Construction

October 3 | 2 p.m. ET | 18:00 GMT

Host: Heather Manolian Ashton, senior manager, Deloitte Services LP
1 Overview CPE credit | Specialized Knowledge

With US unemployment at near all-time lows, manufacturers are challenged with finding skilled workers to meet increased market demand. Digital transformation creates opportunities and challenges in building a skilled manufacturing workforce of the future. We'll discuss:

  • The depth of the skills shortage in US manufacturing today and projected future shortages.
  • Potential economic impacts of an ongoing skills shortage and how manufacturers can use advanced technology to mitigate negative effects.
  • Future jobs in manufacturing that reflect digital transformation and how manufacturers can prepare the workforce for them.

Participants will hear results from Deloitte's and the Manufacturing Institute's landmark Skills Gap Study and learn effective approaches to addressing the current skills shortage.

Manufacturing capacity utilization has been on a broad downward trend, cutting across many manufacturing industries. A continued decline in manufacturing capacity utilization could possibly mean subdued business investment in the future.

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