Luckily, the rail industry escaped the worst of the government cuts and projects such as Crossrail and electrification, which had seemed to be in jeopardy, will now go ahead. In fact it looks as if there’ll be plenty of projects to keep skilled rail workers busy for at least the next ten years. (more…)
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On 16th November 2010, The Government has confirmed that funding will be made available towards the establishment of the National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering (NSARE). (more…)
The Learning and Skills Council has approved funding to build the National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural Skills.
The body will pump £5 million into the development in Thurrock, Essex. The academy will bring colleges, private delivery partners and key employers in the industry together to improve skills and training for young people. (more…)
Despite forecasts of thousands of jobs being created in clean energy projects – particularly in the £50 billion offshore wind development programme in the UK – universities are reporting low numbers of students on relevant courses at the moment. And, the industry is having difficulty getting the message out to school leavers and to undergraduates that the prospects are so good in renewable energy. Engineering just doesn’t seem to rank highly with prospective college students.