One of the current and most prominent challenges facing manufacturing industries is the skills gap found in today’s workers. With many experienced workers reaching or nearing retirement there is a dearth of highly trained manufacturing professionals entering the workforce.
In a recent study by Business Roundtable 98 percent of CEOs polled indicated that the skills gap threatens their business. Quite a significant and telling statistic!
Abigail Phillips at Global Manufacturing discussed solutions to this problem in her article “How To Overcome the Manufacturing Skills Gap”. Her solutions are similar to the values we hold at LearningSI, such as continuing education, embracing innovation, and strong leadership.
Phillips emphasized continued education and training as particularly essential in creating and maintaining a skilled workforce, noting:
“Extensive training will not only give them the expertise needed to complete the job, it will also ensure their viability as an employee and strengthen their position at the company. Capable employees lead to better production, and a talented workforce is necessary for a business to remain competitive.”