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How One Company is Closing the Skills Gap Through a Competency-Based Apprenticeship Program

There were 5.8 million job openings at the beginning of 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). This represents a substantial increase over employment opportunities during the Great Recession (2007–2013), yet American employers increasingly say they can’t find workers with the skills needed to fill available jobs.

A recent poll conducted by Adecco found that the skills gap impacts U.S. manufacturing more than any other industry. Given this, how can U.S. manufacturers overcome a challenge that plagues companies both large and small regardless of location or products produced?

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