Low Carbon Task Force - Project Energise
The demand for technicians and associated professionals in engineering science and technology related industrial sectors is expected to grow significantly over the next 10 years and the supply of skills will need to be improved. But do we have a truly modern model for vocational training that is necessary to meet this challenge? In engineering for instance, are we merely feeding the skills needs of occupations which are in decline? How can we create the talent needed to secure our part in the technological innovation of the future, for example in low carbon technologies? A 'total system' approach is required, with cross-disciplinary STEM curriculum development, teaching and training, together with a joined up approach to STEM staff professional development.