Skills Gap in US Manufacturing

2M worker shortage over the next decade

The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte conducted a study to understand the impact and extent of the skills gap, and at the present pace the industry faces a 2 million shortage over the next decade.

CEOs and manufacturing executives around the world identify talent-driven innovation as the number one determinant of competitiveness. Yet, manufacturing executives report a significant gap in their ability to find talent with required skills. More troubling ... the skills gap is expected to grow substantially over the next decade. What impact could the gap have on company performance and how large is the gap likely to grow? 

3 1/2 million manufacturing jobs need to be filled

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