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Skills and the future and advanced manufacturing: A summary skills assessment for the SSC advanced manufacturing cluster

This summary report is the product of collaboration between five Sector Skills Councils responsible for skills issues in the majority of manufacturing in the UK and seeks to advance understanding of: The strategic context and drivers behind the development of Advanced Manufacturing technologies; The range and scope of Advanced Manufacturing technologies and how they affect many areas of economic life; The current skills issues facing the development of Advanced Manufacturing technologies; Anticipated future skills demand and supply issues, including the identification of skills mismatches; Cross-cutting issues affecting a number of individual Advanced Manufacturing technologies and industries and; Key messages for government and priorities for action to support the development of Advanced Manufacturing.