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We’re Not the Only Ones With Engineer Shortages

Sometime we think we’re the only ones with problems, like a shortage of engineers.  Turns out that the UK also is experiencing shortages.  This article from The Guardian points out that the country is short some 40,000 science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) graduates and will thwart their growth in the manufacturing sector.

One solution: recruit more women into science.  The manufacturers’ association, the EEF, estimates that 90% of Britain’s engineers are male and 80% of workers in the manufacturing industry are male. That compares with other sectors, where men are an average of 51% of the workforce.

As the article says, it may take more than this.

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