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The industrial sector faced with the shortage of professions

Safran Aero Boosters, other industrial players and the academia are concerned about the shortage of students in technical fields. On Monday, November 25, we played host to the main players of the debate to propose practical measures to be implemented to spark young people's enthusiasm.

On November 21, the newspaper Le Soir announced the results of a survey conducted by the Walloon Business Union and, acting as a spokesperson for the managers, considered the shortage of skilled labor as a real obstacle for companies. Keenly aware of this issue for several years, we have been working on the implementation of actions to promote our professions and enhance the value of technical sectors. For example, we regularly organize visits to our workshops for teachers and students alike.

In order to have an active and common approach, on Monday, November 25, people from academia and companies gathered on our site, alongside Basse-Meuse Développement and the Fondation pour l'Enseignement, in order to propose and define practical measures to be implemented: promoting technical education from primary school onwards, bringing teachers and professionals closer together, promoting in-service training in collaboration with Technifutur, promoting trade fairs for technical professions, etc. All these proposals have been discussed and will be developed in 2020, in the Liège region, with our involvement!

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