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North East Automotive Alliance to help tackle skills shortage through greater engagement with schools

Monday, June 22, 2015

New sector organisation to launch survey with member companies on where problems lie and what is being done to resolve them.

A new organisation established to support the growth of the region's automotive sector is launching a project to help tackle the looming skills gap in the supply chain.

The North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) has established a skills group that will conduct a pilot survey to find out what skills shortages companies face, what problems they anticipate in the next three to five years and what work is already being done currently in terms of education, training and up-skilling.

This will then be rolled out to all NEAA member firms before the group seeks to develop greater engagement with the region's schools in response.

The NEAA skills group brings together representatives from Nissan, supply chain compaines Sevcon, Elring Klinger, R-TEK, Nifco, and consultants Drive2Business, Gateshead College and NEPIC.

It is chaired by Matt Boyle, President and Chief Executive of the Gateshead based Sevcon, which makes motor controllers for electric and hybrid vehicles.

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Source: Chronicle Live


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