The GFG Foundation aims to address the growing skills gaps in industry and enable young people and older workers to reach their potential.
The GFG Foundation was established to help develop skills for people start or continue working in specific industries, notably engineering, metals and renewable energy, in which the Alliance is active.
Whether by inspiring young people, through structured work-experience, to seek careers in engineering or by providing training so mature workers can adapt and up-skill for modern industry, the GFG Foundation will help 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 up to 5,000 mainly young people over a three-year period.
Its support will include: grants to enhance existing local or regional skill-building projects, funding for intensive industry-related work experience or mentoring, bursaries to help talented young people undertake high-level technical courses.
It will also support 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.