The skills gap is real, and appears to be widening: a Deloitte study recently estimated that 2.4 million manufacturing positions in the US will go unfilled between 2018 and 2028, up from 2 million predicted in 2014. It’s not just a Millennial problem—older workers facing a rapidly changing world of technology, automation, digitization, and other new systems, and many do not have the skills to meet the demands of the new factory floor.
The skills gap has a cognitive component. A defined, systematic troubleshooting process is necessary when faced with multiple potential solutions, or no solution at all. Without a systematic process, maintenance troubleshooters will struggle. In this whitepaper, we explain how manufacturers can leverage electrical Simulation training to bridge the skills gap.