Your workers, with critical knowledge and experience, are retiring and leaving the workforce, but the availability of qualified young workers is not sufficient to replace them. Simultaneously, the move to smart manufacturing is putting new demands on your workforce. Convergence of business and industrial systems, and the adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies are creating a need for new skills. The skills gap is a global challenge. As it widens, it threatens to reduce your productivity and slow your time to market.