Who are the engineers of tomorrow? And how can the industry attract more women?
These conundrums have been asked for several years now, often without satisfactory answers. In Leeds, the Chamber has been instrumental in setting up the University Technical College, which will help tackle the shortage. More conversations are still needed in Bradford before it can follow its neighbour’s lead, while York & North Yorkshire’s employment demands are of a different order.
The UTC Leeds boss, Mark Kennedy, recently wrote an opinion piece in the ‘Yorkshire Post’, setting out his vision for the future. Click here to read the piece.