Combating The Manufacturing Skills Gap

ToolingU, a division of SME, recently released the results of a survey titled Using Competency Models to Drive Competitiveness and Combat the Manufacturing Skills Gap.

Once compiled, the survey results gave way to a plethora of useful information on how to possibly breath new life into the manufacturing industry. These results included statistics on what aspects of the industry were most negatively impacted by the skills gap, and what employers viewed as the driving factors behind the growing skills gap.

Some of these statistics and viewpoints include:

  • 9 out of 10 employers say they have difficulty finding skilled workers to fill open positions
  • 64% of manufacturers say productivity losses are a result of a skills gap.
  • 41% cited quality losses
  •  56% report the gap in skilled labor has impacted their company’s ability to grow
  • 78% cited a lack of qualified candidates as one of the top two factors that impacted their ability to hire a skilled workforce
  • 78% cited a lack of qualified candidates as one of the top two factors that impacted their ability to hire a skilled workforce

To read the study in its entirety, click here!

The Shipbuilding/Marine Trades and Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) at New England Institute of Technology is committed to helping bridge the skills gap by providing Rhode Island residents with the education and training they need to become top employee prospects in the manufacturing and shipbuilding industries.

If you’re interested in a career in a skilled trade, specifically in the manufacturing or shipbuilding sectors, then SAMI may be the right fit for you! SAMI is dedicated to working with unemployed Rhode Island residents to provide them with the training and assessments needed to make them desired applicants in the shipbuilding and manufacturing industries.

For more information, give us a call at (401) 739-5000 x3700, or fill out our inquiry form.

 

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