Fox News just aired a special report on how, Michigan, among other states, are experiencing that there are hundreds of thousands of jobs that cannot be filled because there are not enough workers skilled in the jobs they are seeking to fill. There has been a boom in the construction industry and with it a need to fill not just skilled workers in labor trades, but the majority of the positions needed are Project Managers and Project Engineers. The construction industry is not the only one lacking these skilled workers in project management, but they are also needed in the healthcare and information technology fields respectively.It is what those trying to fill these positions are calling “the skills gap” in which there are not enough people with applicable skills to qualify for these project management positions.
The key they say is getting into young people’s minds to enter training programs that will train them in these lucrative positions instead of attending a university and graduating with non-applicable or transferable skills to the jobs that are available with a mountain of debt.
So what does this mean for all those out there struggling to find a job with the degree to which they have obtained? Consider all of the industries in need of project managers, and then ask yourself if you have what it takes to help shrink “the skills gap.”