Young are learning tech skills more by accident than design

Paul Croft believes that Britain’s schools are not doing enough to prepare the next generation for the future of work. “The design and tech skills that industry needs are being stripped back in classrooms. It really concerns me,” he says.

However, businesses in the design and technology sector may be able to help to plug the gap. Mr Croft runs UltimakerGB, the British arm of the Dutch 3D printer company, and is also founder of the Create Education Project, which aims to bring 3D printing into classrooms.

Given the fuss that is made of the likes of Sir Jonathan Ive,…