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Chirton Engineering, in North Shields, part of Government scheme
A PRECISION engineering firm, which makes engine housings for the automotive industry, has been chosen by the Government to take part in a pilot scheme that aims to plug the North-East's skills gap.
The company employs about 50 workers, will bring together North-East small and medium-sized businesses to create a machining academy that will provide support for staff and new workers.
Skills Minister Matthew Hancock said: “I want these innovations in training to test out new approaches that will be built around the flexibility of the employer and provide the workforce they need.
“It is rewarding to see that so many businesses were interested in taking part in this programme and look forward to seeing these pilots help the country pull ahead in the global race.”
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