A Growing Skills Gap: Where are the Leaders of the Future?

16:50 - 17:35

  • There are approximately 400,000 unfilled manufacturing jobs at this time, a figure which is estimated to grow to over 2 million by 2025
  • Though tax reform and regulatory relief has led to great positivity in the industry, a decrease in numbers of skilled manufacturers was voted the top business challenge by manufacturers in Q4 (National Association of Manufacturers Survey 2017)
  • Further tax reform will lead to continued growth in 2018, but how will the industry be able to develop at the same rate with a lack of resources?

Kenneth R. Banas, Vice President, Advanced Manufacturing and Corporate Excellence, USG Corporation

William Pratt, VP Operations, Director of Creative Design, Kinamed, Inc.

Tom Ulrich, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, Tandem Diabetes Care