Engineering skills shortfall could be eased by training investment

Engineering
firms are failing to recognise that by raising educational and training
standards they can improve their profitability, claims a report.

The
Occupational Standards Council for Engineering’s report claims that many
employers in the  sector have little or
no structured training provision.

Training
is being regarded by many employers as a cost and not an investment and the
link between skills shortages and the need for quality training is not seen by
many companies, claims the report, Skills Gaps, Skills Needs and Recruitment
Issues.

The
research is based on an analysis of 16 of the NTO’s engineering-based reports
over the past 18 months.

By
Paul Nelson

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