Contains recommendations supporting the sustainable development of skills and the creation of 30,000 apprentices.
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The Secretary of State for Transport appointed Terry Morgan CBE to develop a transport infrastructure skills strategy. The strategy contains recommendations for both government and industry to act on. It outlines the skills needed to deliver £61 billion in transport investment up to 2020. The recommendations include:
- delivering on our ambition for 30,000 new apprenticeships over the next 5 years to 2020, reflecting the government’s overall apprenticeship target and funding from the proposed apprenticeship levy
- ensuring the right mix of apprenticeships are on offer for the transport sector, including many at higher levels
- meet the challenge of new technologies by upskilling the existing workforce
- encouraging greater diversity in the workforce
- promoting transport and engineering as a career of choice for the brightest and best, leading to using 2018 as a year to celebrate engineering