Workforce development
Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Workforce development for today’s manufacturing workforce: A widening gap exists between the manufacturing jobs enterprises need to fill and the skilled talent pool capable of filling them.

In August 2018 there were 508,000 open jobs in manufacturing, according to the 2018 series on the skills gap and the future of work in manufacturing from Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute.

While retiring baby boomers are often cited as a reason for the shortfall, surveys indicate the greater culprit is a shifting skill set caused by the introduction of advanced technologies. Surprisingly enough, it turns out the most sought-after skill is the ability to learn, whether it be about technology and computers, digitalization, programming or critical thinking more generally.

The Manufacturing Institute maintains that collaboration platforms, work-based social media, and instant messaging all can support the high-quality communication needed for higher productivity.

Tune into this webinar to learn how to build your programs to match today’s workers.