Career Training and the Skill Gap

The economy has come a long way since its recessional slump in 2008. This is good news. However, there still remain a large sector of workers who find themselves underemployed, in low wage jobs with little room for advancement, or unemployed completely. On top of this, there is a segment of employers across various industries who are unable to find workers who possess the skills to fill their jobs. This problem is known as “the skills gap“, and it’s causing a serious dilemma for both workers and employers. It’s become such an issue that in 2012 the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) released a report addressing ways in which employers, educational institutions and workers can make changing toward eliminating the problem. Read on to learn more about the ways in which career training can help you to escape the trap of the skills gap. p

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