A training company has been set up in the North-east of England to address the skills shortage in the motor industry.
Automotive Sector Strategic Alliance training and development (ASSA), is designed to attract youngsters to Modern Apprenticeships for its members. The 20 signed up so far include AE Goetz, Bundy, Calsonic, NSK-RHP, Nissan, Stadium Group and Tallent Engineering.
`Our aim is to develop the skills base of the automotive sector at first and second tier level,’ said Paul Robson, ASSA’s founder.
ASSA has already recruited 120 trainees for this September. Training will also be paid for by grants from Training and Enterprise Councils and European Union funding.