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HR Dive: Experts: Manufacturers need to adopt continuous training to survive

Date: 
July 17, 2018

Dive Brief:

Manufacturers need to embrace continuous training, according to a report in trade publication Advanced Manufacturing. Executives in the industry say the field is facing a serious skills gap — and it's not going away.

While skilled professionals exist in older forms of manufacturing, it can be a challenge to encourage them to shift toward new types of production. And while newcomers may be enthusiastic about new technology, they'll still need skill development, too, experts said at a roundtable covered by Advanced Manufacturing.

In addition to continuous learning initiatives, employers may need to embrace "remote experts" who can troubleshoot machinery while off site, and begin to rely more on data, the industry executives said.

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