The initiative to introduce engineering awareness exercises to Burnley’s primary school pupils is to be commended.
It is pointless creating the end product of manufacturing and engineering jobs if we do not have the skills to match. While hundreds of millions of pounds have been thrown at education in our area the lack of a long-term strategy which matches our future workforce needs is alarming.
Now, thanks to the vision of AMS Neve MD Mark Crabtree, Burnley is investing targeted and relevant time and money in our children’s future. Now that’s a cunning plan.