Engineering skills gap to benefit from HS2 training

HS2, the UK’s high speed railway project, is deploying educational workshops for schoolchildren to promote engineering as a career option. Education ambassadors from HS2 Ltd will visit pupils in secondary schools to provide workshops tied to the UK’s educational curriculum, covering such subjects as large-scale infrastructure construction and railway station design; with the aim of reducing the UK’s engineering skills gap. The workshops are to be held at schools and further education colleges across the country, with particular focus on areas along the route HS2 is projected to take; from London through the Midlands to Leeds and Manchester. Kate Myers, HS2 Ltd’s Head of Skills, Employment and Education, said: A project the size and scale of HS2 opens up an incredible array of jobs and opportunities and it’s important that young people in the local area understand how they can get involved, ahead of making critical choices about their future.

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