Institute Releases New Skills Gap and Perception Reports


Today, the Institute, in partnership with Deloitte, released two new parallel studies — The Skills Gap in U.S. Manufacturing: 2015 and Beyond” and “Overwhelming Support: U.S. public opinions on the manufacturing industry”.

The United States faces a need for nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs over the next decade and two million of those jobs are likely to go unfilled due to the skills gap, according to new research from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute.

These reports draw together perspectives from U.S. manufacturing executives and the American public that reveal American manufacturing companies face a significant skills gap over the next decade, largely fueled by baby boomer retirement and too few young people who see the industry as a career destination.


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