There are 5,000,000 jobs that are going unfilled because the skills just aren’t there. 5,000 jobs is a significant number. 5,000,000 is a significant impact. We still have a ton of “underemployed” in America.
These skills like PLC programming, Medical Lab Technology, and Revit Design ain’t Rocket Science. They are skills and they are specific, but they can be learned.
The gap is fillable. Fill a spot or encourage someone who needs it to fill a spot and the skills gap will close. That will have a real impact.