25 Nov '12, 3pm

'Act now' to address engineers' low status, MPs told by IET @ElectronicsNews

'Act now' to address engineers' low status, MPs told by IET Richard Wilson Thursday 22 November 2012 08:13 MPs have been told they must act to raise the status of engineering in the UK. The head of the professional engineering body, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), has told a committee of MPs that the British society's lack of understanding of the role of engineering, and the value of engineering skills to the economy, needs to be addressed. He said this must begin with better careers advice at schools. "More work needs to be done to improve the public’s understanding of what engineering is and the diversity of engineering jobs and careers, including vocational routes and especially apprenticeships," Nigel Fine, chief executive of the IET, told the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into ‘Engineering Skills’. According to Fine, ...

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