More opportunities for young people

Here in Stroud 25% of all jobs are in or connected to the manufacturing and engineering sector. Developing and encouraging opportunities to build on the firm foundations of our local manufacturing and engineering sector is vitally important, and this is why I launched the Stroud Festival of Manufacturing and Engineering – FESTOMANE  - in 2011.

FESTOMANE works to encourage young people to consider, and enter, careers in engineering and manufacturing, offering primary and secondary schools, colleges and local companies the opportunity to work together to encourage interest through apprenticeships and education.

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