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Bridging the Skills Gap

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Lincoln Tech Bridges the Skills Gap

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Lincoln Tech is proud to train the next generation of technicians to help bridge the skills gap.

It’s becoming increasingly difficult for executives and managers to fill open positions in skilled trades – such as HVAC, electrical, computer networking, manufacturing industries and more –  due to a lack of qualified applicants. As new technologies, such as artificial intelligence and automation, disrupt industries, they are also creating new roles within them. However, there is a lack of skilled technicians ready to fill these newly open positions.

Job openings have grown at double-digit rates since 2017 – and continue to rise.* With the rise in demand, employers are faced with new challenges in finding skilled, qualified candidates.

What Types of Skills are in Demand?

The 2017 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System survey ranked Lincoln Tech schools as graduating more automotive, computerized manufacturing, HVAC, and electrical/electronics candidates than any other school in the state.**

How will Lincoln Tech help close the Skills Gap?

Since 1946 Lincoln Tech has provided hands-on training programs for recent high school graduates and working adults through career-oriented programs. By anticipating workplace skill needs and implementing programs to meet those needs, Lincoln schools are able to provide students with valuable career skills and employers with qualified employees.***

 

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Bridging the Skills Gap

The skills needed to launch rewarding hands-on careers aren’t necessarily things students can learn in a four-year college – but schools like Lincoln Tech are actively working every day to train students on exactly the skills they need to fill these roles and keep American industry robust and competitive.