Over the years we have often written about the manufacturing skills gap and its long-range impacts on the industry. In August 2022, the industry had 795,000 job openings. Why are there so many openings? According to study findings by the industry and Deloitte, there’s a persistent mismatch in structural skills. The industry also continues to be plagued by old perceptions, making it challenging to attract new workers to manufacturing. Knowing that manufacturing companies are increasingly competing with other sectors for skilled labor, it’s time for a new approach. This comes in the form of an extensive and forward-looking study conducted by The Manufacturing Institute, the workforce development and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers, in partnership with Rockwell Automation and PTC software. The study titled Future Skill Needs in Manufacturing: A Deep Dive, shared predictions on where they…