Training for Today: Retraining the Workforce for 21st Century Jobs

A 2011 study by Deloitte for the Manufacturing Institute found that American manufacturing companies could not fill as many as 600,000 positions—or 5 percent of manufacturing jobs—due to a lack of qualified candidates, and 56 percent of manufacturers anticipate that shortage will increase in the next three to five years. Technological advancements, particularly in the manufacturing area, mean that workers need more specialized skills to both get and keep jobs. To get to those skilled workers, companies must make a decision: Look for new, qualified employees or retrain their current workforce. State leaders recognize this problem and are stepping up. This webinar, presented by CSG’s State Pathways to Prosperity initiative, focuses on how states are creating or expanding programs aimed at helping the private sector get the skilled labor force they need to be competitive.

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Training for Today: Retraining the Workforce for 21st Century Jobs
Monday, April 21, 11 a.m.-Noon EDT
CSG Capitol Ideas Webinar Series 
Presented by CSG's State Pathways to Prosperity Initiative




Secretary Reggie Newson
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
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Scott Jansen
Director, Office of Skills Development, Wisconsin Fast Forward initiative
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Larry Gibson
Manufacturing director, Unilever
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