Deloitte Consulting LLP and the Manufacturing Institute examine the nature and extent of the skills gap in manufacturing, the outlook over the next decade, as well as strategies for mitigating the impact of the gap.
For years, manufacturers have reported a sizeable gap between the talent they need to keep growing their businesses and the talent they can actually find. Beyond today’s talent issues though, what do manufacturers need to address for future years? And, what is the trajectory of the skills gap over the next decade? Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute embarked on their third Skills Gap study, seeking to answer these pressing questions. The report reveals the issue is growing and is exacerbated by a number of factors that brings manufacturers to an inflection point that must be addressed in order to ensure viability and success of American-based operations as well as the nation’s economic prosperity as a whole.