Inspiring the Next Generation of Makers

The West Midlands faces a shortage of 20,000 young engineers every year. Next Gen Makers exists to enable West Midlands Engineering and Manufacturing firms to inspire and engage the next generation of engineers into their company, future proof their workforce and create opportunities for local young people.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Makers

The West Midlands faces a shortage of 20,000 young engineers every year.

Next Gen Makers is an innovative private sector initiative that creates a platform for West Midlands Engineering and Manufacturing firms to inspire more young engineers into their workforce and their sector through organised activity at our partner Colleges and Schools.

Reach over 1,000 Full Time Engineering students across our 5 partner Colleges.

Engage local secondary school students with industry experiences.

Careers Workshops

Factory Visits

Work Experience

Inspirational Talks

Keen to future proof your workforce?

Passionate about inspiring the next generation into your sector?

Looking to solve a skills shortage?

Next Gen Makers News

Former College Director joins Next Gen Makers team
Former College Director joins Next Gen Makers team

Next Gen Makers are delighted to announce that Penny Riddle, former Business Development Director at Halesowen College has joined our expanding team in an advisory role.“Penny has enjoyed an illustrious career in both Secondary and Further Education and is a...

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