Training: Responding to the Skills Gap

The U.S. manufacturing skills gap could leave as many as 2.1 million jobs unfilled by 2030. In Southeast Pennsylvania there are 35,000 manufacturing job openings per year alone. While challenges like the labor shortage and a generational shift exist, solutions are available for manufacturers. This infographic offers tips on how to create effective programs to retain and engage employees, leverage technology, apply lean manufacturing principles and how MEP Centers* like the DVIRC can help.

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It has never been more critical to support the training and development of your workforce. Empowering and engaging your people supports retention, strengthens your culture, and yields considerable bottom-line value. DVIRC instructors deliver a “learn and apply” approach to training – coaching participants on actual project work.

We offer standard and customized learning programs at the convenience of your facility. Register for one of our upcoming courses or learn more by contacting our Customer Support & Success specialist Teri Grumbrecht or fill out the online contact form here.

Teri Grumbrecht

Customer Success and Support
Phone: 215-287-8378

*The DVIRC is an affiliate of the PA MEP, and one of the 51 MEP centers in the nation. The Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is based at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The national Program Office (NIST MEP) provides the federal government funding for the MEP National Network™ is located in Gaithersburg, MD.

The MEP National Network comprises the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP), the 51 MEP Centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, the MEP Advisory Board, MEP Center boards, and the Foundation for Manufacturing Excellence, as well as over 1,400 trusted advisors and experts at approximately 450 MEP service locations, providing any U.S. manufacturer with access to resources they need to succeed.