Wales has introduced a new engineering qualification, developed by Semta, to put the country on an equal footing with other countries across Europe. Employers in the sector have been urged to seize the opportunity to grow their own talent and close the nation's skills gap.
EAL centre, Coleg Cambria, have put the first learners through the training.
Wales joins a number of other European nations where Master Craftsperson qualifications are recognised, including Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The Master Craftsperson Diploma in Engineering is a higher apprenticeship used in other European nations.