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MPs join Heap & Partners in calling for manufacturing skills to be included in national curriculum

MPs to PM: ‘Put manufacturing skills at heart of national curriculum’

MPs join Heap & Partners in calling for manufacturing skills to be included in national curriculum, 186,000 skilled individuals needed every year until 2024 to bridge sector’s skills gap.

A GROUP of MPs has today urged the Government to hardwire manufacturing skills into the heart of the national curriculum.

An Early Day Motion signed by some 18 MPs calls for the Government to prepare young people for a career in manufacturing in a bid to close the sector’s growing skills gap.

The motion is the brainchild of Merseyside-based valve manufacturer Heap & Partners.

The skills gap will only grow larger in a sector which is vital to the UK’s economy if the Government fails to present it as a viable career path, the MPs warned.

UK manufacturing accounts for some £191 billion of output, while British manufacturers collectively provide 2.7 million jobs.

In 2019 manufacturing accounted for more than 17 percent of the UK’s GDP, while today the sector accounts for around half of the country’s exports.

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