BRITISH manufacturing is facing a major crisis, as young people aren’t being trained in the right skills for the job.
Manufacturing is all about making products with the help of equipment, machines, tools and workers. Lots of things are manufactured, but some of the most important things are cars, clothes, computers and electrical equipment. A new report by WorldSkills UK has found that young people aren’t being taught about manufacturing or how to get a job in it.
A further 60% said they wouldn’t even consider a career in it. Employers aren’t helping matters though, with the findings showing that more than half aren’t helping young people to gain the right skills and 41% admitting they aren’t doing anything to attract young people into the industry.
There are a huge number of skilled jobs that are “hard to fill” right now so WorldSkills UK is calling for businesses, schools and the Government to take action, before the industry starts to struggle.
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