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Skilled Beyond Degree

How Experience Is Outpacing Education in Construction and Manufacturing Hiring

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Hiring trends in manufacturing and construction

Executive Summary

Jobs in construction and manufacturing face technological changes and accelerating digital transformation. This report, written by Emsi Burning Glass and commissioned by Autodesk, examines trends in the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany to identify the jobs, skills, certifications, and education that are in demand today, and will be critical for the future.

In this report, we aim to


Understand the construction and manufacturing ecosystems through an analysis of skills and occupations.


Identify skills and occupations that are likely to experience disruption in the near future, and to make recommendations based on these changes.


Predict the skills likely to be the most important for workers and employers in the ecosystem moving forward, so that all parties involved can adapt and thrive.

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