Jack Trethewey, Cohort 2018
So the question that naturally follows this revelation is, what can we do to fix this issue? Well, one of the solutions proposed by The University of Sheffield is the Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy, or SELA for short. If you are reading this article as a SELA member, then you will already be able to recite from memory the reason SELA was established.
Furthermore, to compliment the SELA programme, Dr Gary Wood and the IMechE Yorkshire Humber Processes Division have been working closely together to develop a series of webinars designed to put the skills gap under the microscope, examining it from every angle and enlisting the perspectives of a variety of individuals who have felt its consequences. The webinar series will pick the brains of undergraduates, educators, post-graduates and industry leaders in an audience friendly and interactive way to get their perspectives on the issue. You can secure your place to the first webinar by clicking here.