A recent Business Roundtable survey of CEOs has identified three major categories of skills lacking in the workforce

  • Fundamental employability skills, including basic math, technical reading, communication, teamwork and problem solving
  • Specialized skills in the trades, such as tool and die making, welding and electrical
  • STEM skills, particularly in cybersecurity, data science, robotics, software and computer science

An accompanying report describes how more than 50 employers, from Accenture to Zoetis, are helping to develop their workforces through work-based learning, education partnerships, tuition assistance and more.