There has been growing recognition of the importance of technical skills in science and engineering. In York we have the National STEM Centre (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) which is home to the UK’s largest collection of STEM teaching and learning resources, in order to provide teachers of STEM subjects with the
ability to access a wide range of high-quality support materials.
Technical staff are employed in a wide range of industrial settings and the importance of vocational training has been recognised by the Science Council with the setting up of Professional Registers which confer recognition, status and transferability of skills learnt.
For this reason I was pleased to hear that VQ Day was also the day when Labour pledged to expand training in IT and engineering.
Stephen Twigg, the shadow education secretary has announced that labour would boost the status…
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