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Localised approach needed to prevent 'skills drain'

21st February 2013

Attracting the brightest young graduates is an ongoing challenge for the manufacturing sector

Attracting the brightest young graduates is an ongoing challenge for the manufacturing sector

MORE power should be given to the North over skills strategy, according to a new report from the think tank IPPR North.

The report argues that a more localised approach would boost the economy nationwide and allow people to maintain their local roots, preventing a northern ‘skills drain’.

IPPR claims the North of England has a higher percentage of its adult population with no qualifications - three million - than the English average. There are over 3 million people of working age in the North with no qua......for the full story register now for free or login below...

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