US, UK manufacturers face digital skills shortage

May 28, 2014

The slow start to the West's manufacturing revival is under threat from a shortage of skilled workers, experts told CNBC.

"The opportunity for an economic renaissance is there—but there is a lot of work to do in intriguing the workforce in," said Jon Riley, the vice-president of digital manufacturing for the U.S.'s National Center for Manufacturing Sciences.

"The challenge is absolutely monumental."

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