We will have a skill gap of two million people in the next five years. No single company, university or institution has the answer; the only way we’ll close that skill gap and have the right people ready for these jobs is by working together.
The Institute for the Future estimates that 85 percent of the jobs in 2030 have yet to be created. What does this mean for manufacturers who need to attract and retain employees?
As employers, know that the ability for an employee to gain knowledge will be more important than knowledge itself.
I see this today in my research and development labs: we are working on technologies today that didn’t exist a couple years ago. If I hired just for experience, I’d be turning over my department every few years – and I wouldn’t be ready for what’s on the horizon.