The Landbased Engineering Skills Strategy 2012-2017 has been launched by LE-TEC.

LE-TEC comprises representative members from the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA), the British Agriculture and Garden Machinery Association (BAGMA) and the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) together with colleagues representing LANTRA and the members of LANDEX. There is an independent chairman and LE-TEC meets three times a year.

This strategy has taken a year to put together and has involved considerable consultation within the industry. LE-TEC has considered the subject of Land-based Engineering Skills in great detail and the resulting strategy is, in our view, a great way forward for our industry. We need the on-going support of our wider industry and stakeholders if we are to progress this Skills Strategy and we look forward to working with you as we move forward.

LETEC Chairman Alastair Taylor said “With the weight of industry behind this initiative we can, as a collective, show those responsible for government strategy, direction, and the funding of learning and skills that the Land-based Engineering industry means business. I believe that this is a golden age for our industry and as food security and production takes a greater profile, we are at the heart of technology and development.”

LBE Skills Strategy Paper 2012-2017
LBE Skills Strategy Actions – July 2012