Labor Pool vs Talent Pool: Gathering Industrial Skill Requirements in Rural Areas
Presented by: Myra Wi8lson and Frank Gibson (The Ohio State University)
the skills gap in rural areas takes an understanding of the dramatic changes
occurring in manufacturing today.
Unskilled laborers with little or no training are facing more
sophisticated factory environments where robots perform routine, manual
labor. Employers require semi- and
high-skilled technicians who can repair, install, and program the automated
equipment, but that talent pool is sparse.
The dilemma for training and education professionals is to convert the
labor pool into the talent pool to meet the immediate needs of workers and
employers. This webinar will explain the
talent pool funnel and describe the steps the Alber Enterprise Center is taking
to gather workforce data from employers through a collaboration with rural
economic development offices, manufacturers, and educational institutions.