HGTC prepares students to fill growing U.S. skills gap

More civil engineering and mechanical jobs are going unfilled throughout the nation because there are fewer people qualified to fill them.

As of June, there's a national unemployment rate of 6.1 percent, but as many as 600,000 jobs are going unfilled because of the lack of skilled workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Manufacturing Institution.

Watch the video above to hear what local engineering experts at Horry-Georgetown Technical College say about this growing skills gap and how they're trying to decrease it, one student at a time.