SMMT calls on government support for more skills support

According to the April edition of Motor Industry Magazine, The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is ‘calling on government to carry out policies that will boost skills in the industry and attract young people into careers in the automotive sector.’

‘The organisation has set out its position in a paper, ‘Strengthening Skills for a Growing Economy’, handed to the All-Party Parliamentary Motor Group (APMG) to highlight the importance of developing skills within the motor industry as part of a wider economic growth and rebalancing the economy.’

BMW Education has a resource Young Academy where students aged 14-16 years can learn about the science and technology behind the cars and discover the skills needed to work in the automotive industry.

Based on BMW’s own award-winning apprenticeship programme, Young Academy takes students on an online journey from learning about the principles of electrical theory, to developing an understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to become a motor industry technician.

Young Academy can be used to support the education curricula for Design & Technology, Electronics, Engineering, Science, PSHE and Careers Education.

Gemma, Account Manager, dbda

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