Following my last blog entry on women in engineering and listening to university after university announcing the maximum Â£9000 tuition fees, I wonder where the future of engineering lies.
The industry really needs to start encouraging more young people into this diverse and interesting profession. I was delighted to see that on the Isle of Wight GKN Aerospace has pledged that they would take on 11 new apprentices to add to the 27 already employed at its East Cowes site. i think that engineering really is a ‘hands-on’ profession and the idea that the young and talented will learn their skills in real-life situations contributing to the manufacturing output of the UK fills me with joy.
SO, do you think that the future of engineering is in more practical training rather than 3 years at University and massive debt?
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