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How an overhaul of talent assessment can bridge the giant skills gap and solve our labour crisis 

The skills gap: Yaun Smith a senior talks about his class's assembly line to make a SMORE as a class project as part of the project lead the way class at Bradley Tech High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin January 26, 2012. With manufacturing companies complaining about a skills gap with today's students some schools are offering classes that prepare students for real world trade skills. After years of cutting workforces, manufacturing executives complain they cannot find enough people with skills needed to thrive in modern factories. Some 600,000 skilled manufacturing positions are currently unfilled in the United States, according to a survey by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute. PICTURE TAKEN ON JANUARY 26.    REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES)

The skills gap: industry leaders say there's a need for more people in the trades Image: REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES)

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