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Bridging the Skills Gap: Part II

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Part I of this series (Winter 2009/2010) defined a skills gap as a significant fissure between an organizations current capabilities and the skills it needs to achieve its mission and goals. Part II examines skills gaps facing the federal government and how some agencies are addressing them.

Bridging the Skills Gap, a white paper based on research by the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), identified two underlying causes of widespread skills gaps in the United States:

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