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Skills Gap Felt Across Construction, Agriculture, Industrial Sectors, Report Finds

Because not enough students are going into trade schools there is a shortage of people with the needed skills, according to a report on the so-called "skills gap," produced by The College of William and Mary on behalf of companies who distribute equipment for construction, agricultural, industrial and related industries.

Skills Gap Felt Across Construction, Agriculture, Industrial Sectors, Report Finds

"Highly technically skilled workers are in short supply in the wider manufacturing sector," said the report, commissioned by the international trade association Associated Equipment Distributors.

"Equipment distributors across the nation report a high difficulty in finding qualified candidates to fill open technician positions," and a lack of candidates with the needed technical skills is the reason, a report overview stated.

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"Highly technically skilled workers are in short supply in the wider manufacturing sector," said the report, commissioned by the international trade association Associated Equipment Distributors.

"Equipment distributors across the nation report a high difficulty in finding qualified candidates to fill open technician positions," and a lack of candidates with the needed technical skills is the reason, a report overview stated.

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Skills Gap Felt Across Construction, Agriculture, Industrial Sectors, Report Finds