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Views sought on future of engineering

Engineering firms are being asked to help ensure the future of the industry by taking part in a survey.

<p>The survey, conducted by Sunderland College, is asking companies for their views on the skills and training they believe the next generation of engineers will need.</p>
<p>The aim is to shape the college’s engineering courses to ensure they stay relevant to the needs of the engineering sector.</p>
<p>Ken Hern, curriculum lead for engineering and science at Sunderland College said: “The needs of the engineering sector are rapidly changing with the emergence of new technologies and ways of working.</p>
<p>“It’s vital that college courses respond to these needs, training future engineers in relevant skills and ensuring they are ready for working in the industry when they leave.”</p>
<p>“This survey can make a real difference and benefit both students and employers.”</p>
<p>To complete the survey go to <a href=””></a>. The survey closes on March 2.</p>
<p>(Everyone that completes the survey will be entered into a draw to win £100 worth of Marks and Spencer vouchers.)</p>

Date: February 7, 2012

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