The world is in an information era which requires consistent and targeted training. Engineers must keep pace with engineering changes through continuous, lifelong learning. An effective method for determining engineering training plans is through individual and department skill gap analyses. Gap analysis is also an effective method for assisting engineering managers in the budgeting and planning processes. A research study of 12,000 engineers by a major automotive company resulted in the development of the Skills Gap Identifier and the Skill Needs Identifier, for targeting engineering training.