A series of special Make It school challenges – part funded by the Careers and Enterprise Company – are having a big impact on convincing teenagers that manufacturing could be a career for them.

Run by The Manufacturing Institute, the North West Championship Make It heats were aimed at changing young peoples’ views of the sector.

Running alongside the Institute’s annual series of Make It challenges, which are sponsored by a range of manufacturing companies, more than 1,500 13 and 14 year-olds took part in hands-on events in Merseyside, Lancashire, Cumbria, Cheshire and Greater Manchester.

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