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Improve digital offer to attract future engineers, universities told

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Universities must embrace digital learning beyond sharing lectures online in order to attract more people to engineering, a skills body has claimed.

The National Centre for Universities and Business said that a broad set of skills, including digital literacy, was missing from apprenticeships and degrees.

“If the UK is to thrive in a technology-dominated future with real global competitiveness, online tools need to be embraced in education more effectively than simply putting lectures online,” the NCUB wrote in its report Talent 2050: Skills and education for the future of engineering.

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