Join ASTD for a webcast on its new white paper, Bridging the Skills Gap. This report is the fourth from ASTD to cover the growing importance of talent to organizational performance and the skills gap that threatens so many organizations today. The 2012 edition of this paper updates the picture with the jobs outlook in today’s recovering economy, looks at the role of training and education, and explains the need for collaboration among all sectors responsible for filling the jobs pipeline.

The action plan the paper gives readers a step-by-step approach to tackle this challenge within their organizations. Several of the organizations that provided case studies--Deltek, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, University Health System, Vistaprint, and Wells Fargo--will be on hand to explain how they are creatively addressing this challenge head-on.