29 Apr '13, 9am

Universities join UK skills initiative

Engineering skills initiative the UK Electronics Skills Foundation has added three more universities to its programme. The initiative is working with universities to address the declining number of electronic engineering degree students and to attract more talented young people to the electronics industry. The universities of Glasgow, Newcastle and Nottingham have joined another eight UK universities already participating in the engineering skills initiative. Industrial scholarships with work placements lie at the heart of the programme, allowing UKESF participating companies to find electronic engineering students and start their recruitment process earlier. "The UKESF model has been carefully planned and by partnering with the organisation we can better tailor our courses to industry needs and foster links between our students and the UK's most innovative technology firm...

Full article: http://www.electronicsweekly.com/articles/29/04/2013/5601...

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