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Skills Mismatch Fact Sheets

Lack of access to skills training is causing a skills mismatch. Too few people have access to the skills training and education needed to fill the jobs that power our economy. National Skills Coalition’s updated analysis shows that a majority of jobs (52%) require skills training beyond high school, but not a four-year degree. But, because of a lack of access, only 43% of workers are trained to that level. Jobs that require skills training are the backbone of the American economy – and they include highly skilled, in-demand jobs in healthcare, medical technology, IT, software, trades like plumbing and electricity, and advanced manufacturing. But the lack of access to training and the resulting skills mismatch hurts workers, businesses, and the economy.