The Skills Gap Is Threatening To Slow US Competitivness

According to US News and World Report, the growing skills gap in the United States could be a bigger detriment than originally thought.

As the current manufacturing work force begins to hit retirement age, it seems that many prospective employees do not have the necessary skills – including basic math and computer skills – to perform the basic functions of the open positions.

“If we can’t fill the skills gap, it’s going to be very difficult to be competitive in the global market,” said Ted Toth, vice president and managing director of manufacturing technologies at Rosenberger-Toth, which manufactures parts for satellites and cellphone towers.

If you’re interested in a manufacturing career the Shipbuilding/Marine Trades and Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) at New England Institute of Technology can help! The SAMI program is committed to providing unemployed Rhode Island workers free skills assessments and training to get them back into the job market in their chosen trade. For more information, and to see if you qualify, call us at (401) 730-5000 x3700 or fill out our inquiry form.

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