Illumination

Insights and trends on augmented reality and advanced manufacturing technology
29November2017

Using Augmented Reality to Close the Skills Gap

New technology, a changing economy and an aging workforce have drastically altered the manufacturing landscape over the past decade, leading to a gap in skills and a shortage of workers qualified to fill open positions.

With the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) projecting two million unfilled manufacturing jobs over the next decade, companies are actively seeking solutions that can help bridge this gap.

Our CEO, Paul Ryznar, recently sat down with Jeff Reinke from ThomasNet.com to discuss how augmented reality can help companies attract the next generation of skilled workers, enhance and standardize existing training processes, reduce ramp-up time for new hires and drive quality and consistency on the factory floor. Read the full interview here.

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Brian Close

Brian Close

Brian Close is the Executive Director of Sales for OPS Solutions. Brian has over 10 years of experience managing sales, manufacturing and engineering operations including managing implementation of new manufacturing equipment and processes with processes and managing $20M+ portfolio of contract engineering projects. Brian holds a BS, Materials Science & Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a MBA from the University of Michigan.
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