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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