Four firms who saw there wasn't enough training for engineers - particularly in rural areas - have taken matters into their own hands and set up a training academy.
They can send their own staff there, teach apprentices - and other firms can test their new inventions there.
- Our business correspondent, Mark Gough went to the Marches Centre of Manufacturing and Technology in Bridgnorth, to find out more:
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A temporary suspension of services at Bridgnorth Midwife Led Unit in Shropshire is in place tonight due to staffing problems.
Services will be temporarily suspended from 8pm tonight until 8am tomorrow when it is expected to re-open.
Women booked to give birth who go into labour will be offered a home birth or birth at another unit. Midwives are on call for home births.
The suspension of services is due to unexpected staff sickness and high activity at the Consultant Led Unit at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford.
Sarah Jamieson, Head of Midwifery at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, said: “I would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
“We are contacting women who have chosen to deliver at Bridgnorth and who are due to give birth in the near future to inform them and offer an alternative location to give birth if they go into labour tonight."
A major search took place today in Shropshire after a small plane went missing in the Highey area.
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A member of the public rang the police just after 11am, reporting what was believed to be a light aircraft in difficulty in the Billingsley area of Bridgnorth.
Emergency services attended along with the National Police Air Service (NPAS).
A spokeswoman for West Mercia Police said airports and flying clubs had been contacted to to establish whether any aircraft had gone missing.
But she added that no wreckage had been recovered and there have been no further reports or sightings.
West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance, three paramedic officers, the Hazardous Area Response Team and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford to the area to search.
Despite an extensive search along the B4363, nothing was found and the officially ‘stand down’ was given shortly after 3.00pm.
Based on the initial information, it was important that a full search of the area was completed.
This weekend marks the start of the 10th annual music and arts festival which continues until September.
On Sunday, Bridgnorth High street will be closed off and in its place, up and coming artists will perform on the main stage.
The town's annual food fair and Blondie’s vintage market are also being held over the Bank Holiday weekend.
"We’re thrilled to reach this fantastic milestone, our tenth festival in 2015, from August 28th until September 6th. We’re back with more great music, art, photography, poetry, film and much more all around the district for ten days."
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A man has been arrested on suspicion of malicious wounding after an attack at a hotel in Bridgnorth in Shropshire.
A 29-year-old man was struck in the face and suffered a cut lip and broken tooth at The Crown Hotel in High Street on Saturday 17th May.
West Mercia Police say the suspect has been bailed whilst their investigations continue.