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Government launches new campaign to increase manufacturing skills

Government launches new campaign to increase manufacturing skills

The Government has launched a new initiative to ensure manufacturers have access to the skilled employees they need to remain globally competitive. 

The initiative is called See Inside Manufacturing and it aims to encourage young people to pursue careers in the manufacturing industry. 

Between 10-21 October around 100 events are being held across the UK, with manufacturing companies opening their doors to students and young people to help change the perception of careers in the sector. 

To kick-off the latest stage of the campaign, Business Secretary Vince Cable visited the Vauxhall plant in Luton. 

Dr Cable said: “Manufacturing has a key role to play in economic growth and rebalancing the economy, in particular driving exports and productivity. 

“The Government is supporting manufacturing through a modern industrial strategy fit for the 21st century. We are assisting manufacturing companies and their supply chains directly through the Regional Growth Fund and other schemes and supporting them to build strong businesses via our commitments to apprenticeships and fostering technology. 

“We are also challenging the perceptions of what it is like to work in manufacturing and seeking to raise the status and profile of engineering. 

“But we know there is always more to do. We will set out further proposals to support manufacturing over the next few weeks.” 

Posted by Beth O’Shea

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