Faculty Advisor

Bergstrom, Torbjorn Stansen

Faculty Advisor

Schaufeld, Jerome

Abstract

The manufacturing industry is in crisis trying to find skilled workers to fill open positions. There is an apparent “skills gap” in that there are not enough trained workers in the job market and there is evidence that the gap is widening as not enough potential workers are entering the training pipeline. This project quantifies the skills gap and attempts to identify the factors that are keeping existing vocational training programs from keeping with workforce demands in the manufacturing industry. Potential solutions are discussed.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Business

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