Manufacturing Skills Gap Survey

Our Manufacturing Skills Gap Survey asks hundreds of manufacturers statewide about the worker skills that are key to the success and expansion of this important sector. Select the links below to view or download the reports.

Understanding the Worker Needs of Manufacturers: The 2011 Skills Gap Survey 
In 2011, the study included large businesses with more than 250 employees among the surveyed group of manufacturers.  A high-performance workforce continues to be a top priority for Minnesota manufacturers.

Understanding the Worker Needs of Manufacturers: The 2007 Skills Gap Survey
The study gathers perspective on workforce shortages, business responses, training and education, collaboration with education systems, and government involvement.