If we play our cards right, we can take the advantage we have of innovative local companies and some of the best scientific research in the world and blend this with national purpose to not only rebuild our former industrial prowess but to create new opportunities to manufacture the products the world wants.
We need companies and researchers working together for the good of the country. We need to welcome the teaching which will enrich us all. And we must work together to make it a reality for our children.
As the manufacturing sector shrinks, we must shake off private-sector thinking and act in the nation’s benefit to improve the economy.
The Northern Powerhouse is more than a slogan; it has the potential to transform higher vocational education in Britain and boost UK productivity.