The Shortage is Real
44% of average
Entry level salaries for open positions are between $31,000 and $50,000. High-wage jobs ARE available.
2 IN 3 PARENTS
Feel a career requiring a technical skill is not for their child. We need to change the perceived value of technical professions.
THE GAP IS WIDENING
49% of workers are 45 and older.
18% of workers are 55-64 years old.
51% of workers are under 45 years old.
82% Of Companies
Regularly have jobs or positions that they are not able to fill with qualified workers based on specific skill sets.
84% Of Companies
Are looking for an educational attainment of a two-year degree or less. Educational requirements CAN be reasonable.
MORE THAN 82%
Of manufacturers report a moderate or serious shortage in skilled talent.