First published in 2001 in partnership with Deloitte, the Skills Gap Report was a landmark study identifying the mismatch between the skills of available workers and skills that manufacturers demand. The 2005 and 2011 reports confirmed that gap and showed an increasing mismatch of skills. This misalignment of skills is a major reason that The Manufacturing Institute created the NAM-Endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification System.


Now, the 2015 Skills Gap Report reinforces the talent challenge that U.S. manufacturers face and warns of even greater skilled worker shortages in the near future.

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