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Upskilling manufacturing: How technology is disrupting America’s industrial labor force

In this report, [the authors] endeavor to answer one central question: What are the paths US manufacturers can take to nurture a future talent pipeline with the skills – both welders and app developers alike – needed to take advantage of today’s technological advances and, most important, to be prepared for those, now unseen, that will emerge in the future. To get a closer look at the US manufacturing talent picture – now and into the future – [the authors] surveyed 120 US manufacturers with a special emphasis on how advanced manufacturing technologies are impacting the workforce dynamics.