If you have hard skills in the manufacturing industry, you are in-demand. There is a manufacturing skills gap expected to leave 2.1 million unfilled jobs by 2030 . This could cost the American economy up to $1 trillion. The problem is that many high school and college graduates lack the skills necessary for a manufacturing environment and the apprenticeships that take these trades to a younger workforce are now gone. Do you have what it takes to work in these high skill, stable, well-paid roles? Here are the hard and soft skills manufacturing employers are looking for today.