The Association for Consultancy and Engineering says that there must be incentives for students to enroll on courses
The Association for Consultancy and Engineering has called on the government to scrap tuition fees for engineering courses in a bid to stave off a skills crisis in the sector.
ACE chief executive Nelson Ogunshakin said that he welcomed recent government action on immigration which will make it easier for firms to negotiate the regulations for hiring engineers for abroad.
However, he said: “We need, as a country, to incentive engineering as a career.
ACE’s call to scrap tuition fees for engineering courses will increase the demand for those courses and ultimately increase the number of professional engineers the nation so badly needs.”
He added: “We are heading towards a major crisis in the number of engineers this country produces and developing skills for engineering should be a headline proposal.”