Debate highlights weakness in national curriculum

Published:  28 March, 2014

A lively debate ensued at the latest meeting of the Sussex Manufacturing Forum between panel members from secondary schools, FE colleges and universities and Forum members over the increasing problem of a lack of suitable candidates entering the manufacturing and engineering professions.

Frustrations were clear as FE colleges and universities can only supply the relevant courses if (and only if) there is enough demand for them. Encouraging more pupils at secondary schools to take STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) through both GCSE and A level routes will help towards this.

Click here for the full unedited version of the release

Sign up for the PWE newsletter

Latest issue

To view a digital copy of the latest issue of Plant & Works Engineering, click here.

View the past issue archive here.

To subscribe to the journal please click here.

To read the official BCAS Compressed Air & Vacuum Technology Guide 2016 click here

.

Poll

"What is the most important issue for UK manufacturers during Brexit negotiations? "





Twitter

Events Diary