Ruth Mitchell

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Biotechnology industry receives boost from National Skills Academy

TWO of the UK’s most important growth industries received a boost this week when Skills Minister John Hayes announced a new National Skills Academy (NSA) for Composites and Biotechnology.

The Academy, which will form part of the National Skills Academy for Process Industries, will reportedly receive up to £1.98m of funding over 3 years, matched by employers.

It will work with employers, the Life Sciences Advisory Council, the National Composites Centre and specialist training providers to develop new professional standards and training programmes that meet the fast evolving skills needs of these hi-tech industries.

Skills Minister John Hayes said: “Composites and biotechnology are highly competitive sectors around the world and both are poised for substantial growth.

“If we want to secure that growth and investment in the UK, it’s vital that we can provide a highly skilled workforce.

“The Academy will bring government agencies, education providers and employers together, delivering world class training to keep Britain on the cutting edge of technological progress.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ruth Mitchell .

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