We hear a lot these days and have been involved in several discussions about the “skills” shortage in US Manufacturing. What we typically hear referred to as “skilled” labor are machinists, technicians, crafts people, etc. What is unclear, is whether or not assemblers fall into this area. Some folks seem to consider an assembler (someone that I can easily instruct or train how to do a job) as an unskilled asset. While there are as many thoughts on this as there are flavors of coffee these days, I was hoping to gain some insight as to the thoughts behind this from the manufacturing folks on this forum. Are you experiencing the "skills" shortage that is all over the news? How are you combating it in your organization?