In business-speak, a skills gap is the difference between the skills required to perform a specified job, and the actual skills that employees possess. When a company or industry says they are suffering from a skills gap, this means that they are experiencing difficulties finding workers to hire who have the skills the job requires.
What Is the Manufacturing Skills Gap and How Does it Affect the Industry?
There is currently a skills gap affecting the manufacturing industry. This gap has been growing for some time, but has reached new heights in the years since the 2008 recession. The result has been manufacturers that are facing difficulties filling open positions due to a lack of qualified and skilled applicants.