Government adviser calls for more engineers

Government Adviser John Perkins has called for the Government to do more to nurture the engineers of tomorrow amid fears a million jobless youngsters will be written off as a “lost generation”. It’s been reported that British firms are increasingly having to hire from abroad, with the engineering, manufacturing and electronics sectors suffering the worst skill shortages. Bosses have blamed poor education standards for forcing them to look overseas to fill one in five vacancies. In response the adviser at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has issued “a call to action” to government, industry and educators to “step up” to inspire future engineering talent and address skills shortages.

BBC News.