The programme offers schools access to current industry practice and skills, to enhance the skills of Design and Technology teachers, and gives business the opportunity to share their knowledge. Schools may participate either directly in a Skills Gap project, supported by input from a local business or by using the training and resources which are developed through the programme.
Follow the links below to read more about how to get involved as a school or business.
Through the Skills Gap programme, schools may get involved in different ways - through applying to take part in a full programme with a local business; through attending a local branch training event or through using the teaching resources which are available online.
Working with a local school, business partners are able to provide input which reflects current and emerging technological practices. They can provide an example of the real world of design, engineering and manufacturing and the skills needed in industry.