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Bridge the gap: Rebuilding America’s middle skills

Read Accenture’s report to study the middle skills gap in America and learn how businesses and educational institutions can best link job seekers with employers.

Overview

Millions of middle-skills jobs go unfilled today—jobs that require more than a high school diploma but less than a four-year degree. Closing this middle-skills gap will require new mindsets and new courses of action among business leaders, educators, policymakers and job candidates. Much is at stake here, including the ability of US businesses to compete effectively in a global economy.

Read the full report from Accenture, Burning Glass Technologies and Harvard Business School

A Business Perspective on Middle Skills

A Business Perspective on Middle Skills

This Accenture report focuses especially on what America’s business leaders can do to bridge the middle-skills gap—building a talent pipeline, establishing institutional relationships and reinvigorating talent development.

Read the Accenture point of view

Analyzing and Addressing the Middle-Skills Gap

Analyzing and Addressing the Middle-Skills Gap

These two engaging infographics provide a brief analysis of why the middle-skills gap exists and then offer recommendations for how best to close the gap.

Download the Analysis infographic

Download the Recommendations infographic

News Releases

News Releases

Highlights the findings based on a survey of more than 800 HR executives.

Accenture Middle-Skills Survey 2014

Research jointly published by Accenture, Burning Glass Technologies and Harvard Business School on closing the middle-skills gap.

Bridge the Gap: Rebuilding American’s Middle Skills

Video

Solving the Middle-Skills Maze
In this short three-minute video we explain the middle-skills gap and how businesses and educational institutions can best link job seekers with employers.