As growth in the U.S. economy continues and manufacturers create more and more jobs in a thriving sector, the industry’s pre-existing workforce crisis could get even worse. This 2018 report is Deloitte’s and The Manufacturing Institute’s fourth skills gap study to understand the depths of today’s talent shortage in manufacturing, how jobs are changing due to technology and automation and what measures manufacturers could take to solve today’s shortage while preparing their future workforce for success.


There are a variety of factors driving this crisis, from having the wrong perceptions about what modern manufacturing jobs look like to not having the necessary skills to get them, which is why The Manufacturing Institute is working hard to solve it in a multifaceted way.


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