The skills gap continues to be an ongoing and critical issue for the manufacturing industry. There are jobs to fill but the industry is struggling to find workers versed in the newest skills such as AI (artificial intelligence), automation, robots and cobots, analytics and IoT (the Internet of Things) to name a few. Embracing a growing range of technologies, the industry continues to look forward, teaming with outside organizations to encourage the study of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills in younger generations, but in the immediate the gap remains. A 2018 Skills Gap in Manufacturing Study from Deloitte cites technology as responsible for the creation of more jobs in the industry. This is a reverse from what was once feared that technology would decrease the number of available jobs in manufacturing. Deloitte’s study estimates 2.4 positions will be…