52018Feb

Raising the skills gap

Today I raised the local skills gap once again – we need to tackle this head on to protect our jobs and facilitate the creation of more. I asked:

70% of the rise in UK employment involves higher-skilled jobs. This is true in Wiltshire, which also expects more than 2,500 jobs from Dyson alone. What work is the Minister doing with other Departments to tackle the STEM skills gap in the UK, so that Wiltshire can benefit from those jobs?