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Does the skill gap really exist and if it does, how can we fix it?

The skill gap has been defined as the gap between the skills the individuals seeking work and the skills required by the employers for a job. Some people feel that this is an artificial situation created by employers to keep using part time employees and pay cheaper salaries.

Some feel that the gap exists and was caused by the educational system from K through College. It was exacerbated by the feeling that education stopped when you left school or when you got a job.

Article from Motley fool
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/09/29/does-the-skills-gap-in-employment-truly-exist.aspx

Article from Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/sites/groupthink/2013/08/02/can-we-fix-the-skills-gap/

Article from CNBC
http://www.cnbc.com/id/101012437

List of Articles from the Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tag/skills-gap

Publication from NIST and ASTD
http://nist.gov/mep/upload/Bridging-the-Skills-Gap_2012.pdf

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    Sep 30 2013: it is crazy how many useless terms are invented by people that want to sell ideas that otherwise won't sell.

    how about an ice-cream gap? the ice-cream gap is the difference between the amount of ice-cream i want to eat and i actually eat.

    or how about the salary gap? it is between my actual and desired salary.
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      Sep 30 2013: LOL :D good one !
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      Sep 30 2013: The belt-to-belly gap could then be predicted from the ice cream gap.

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