Building America's skilled technical workforce


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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.)


Skilled technical occupations - defined as occupations that require a high level of knowledge in a technical domain but do not require a bachelor's degree for entry - are a key component of the US economy. In response to globalization and advances in science and technology, American firms are demanding workers with greater proficiency in literacy and numeracy, as well as strong interpersonal, technical, and problem-solving skills. However, employer surveys and industry and government reports have raised concerns that the nation may not have an adequate supply of skilled technical workers...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Employment; Policy; Workforce development; Vocational education and training; Qualifications; Labour market

Keywords: Skilled worker; Skill development; Skill needs; Technical education and training; Labour supply; Labour demand; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: National Academies Press, 2017

Physical description: xx, 238 p.

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ISBN: 9780309440066 (pbk.); 0309440068 (pbk.); 9780309440097 (Ebook)

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 130.69

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