UKESF helping to improve UK Electronics skills’ levels
How UKESF will make a difference to skills in the UK electronics sector
UKESF in the news
Members of the UKESF Strategic Advisory Board have been explaining how UKESF fits with Government and sector skills council initiatives in an article in New Electronics this week. In advance of their first Board meeting, they have been talking about initiatives to improve the level of skills in the UK electronics sector and the contribution that UKESF will make.
Lynn Tomkins the Operations Director for the Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies (Semta) raises current concerns over the supply of graduates to the sector, a driver behind the establishment of UKESF. Indro Mukerjee, the Chairman of the UKESF Strategic Advisory Board and member of Semta’s Board, talks about how he has been heartened by the way that the founding members have funded UKESF. Derek Boyd, Chief Executive Officer of the National Microelectronics Institute, adds how proud he is that UKESF has already achieved commitment from nine companies to support over 30 scholarships.