Survey: Manufacturers Spent Over $26 Billion Nationwide on Worker Training in 2019

A new survey by the Manufacturing Institute — the workforce and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers — finds that manufacturers spent at least $26.2 billion in 2019 to combat the workforce shortage. This is the first time the Institute has calculated manufacturing expenditures to close the skills gap.

The survey found that the vast majority of the nation’s manufacturers (79.4%) are increasing their workforce training efforts. 1/20/2020