Enhancing skills and opportunities
The GFG Foundation aims to address the growing skills gaps in industry and enable young people and experienced workers to reach their potential.
The GFG Foundation was established to help develop skills for people to start or continue working in specific industries, in which the Alliance is active such as engineering, metals and renewable energy.
Whether by inspiring young people through structured work-experience to seek careers in engineering or by providing training so mature workers can adapt and upskill for modern industry, the GFG Foundation helps them realise their potential.
Working with respected partners such as the Industrial Cadets programme, championed by HRH The Prince of Wales and delivered by the Engineering Development Trust, the Foundation aims to help improve the prospects of 5,000 people over a three-year period.
Its support includes: grants to enhance existing local or regional skill-building projects, funding for intensive industry-related work experience or mentoring and bursaries to help talented young people undertake high-level technical courses.
It also supports local, national and international STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programmes, aimed at inspiring young people’s interest in these fields and providing a pipeline of talent for innovation and new technology.
In addition to skills support in the UK, the Foundation will look for opportunities to support primary education overseas.