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27th July 2016

Can training solve the skills gap in manufacturing?

Often, the U.S. manufacturing sector is often praised for having built a thriving American middle class and solidifying the nation as an industrial force. But in recent years, the industry has been seriously challenged to maintain its competitive standing, which was put into sharp effect when Detroit — a manufacturing-focused region — endured the debilitating effects of its residents abandoned the city by the millions, and ultimately filed for bankruptcy. Since the 2007-2009 recession, the manufacturing sector has dealt with multiple impediments to its full recovery, and its has seen sparks of revitalization. Hiring is beginning to pick up and more jobs are available, but there are fewer qualified candidates to fill these roles. Effective training may be the remedy to this skills gap issue.

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