The Government must respond to the STEM skill gap


It is always fantastic when a group of high profile people are willing to work together to try to change the way in which the nation is acting. There are numerous themes that get adopted over time but right now several well known people have endorsed a call from a much wider group of people who are part of the Institute of Engineering and Technology. I am proud to be part of IET and I am thrilled to read this article that IET have just published. A total of 150 people including the well know people have signed a letter which has been sent to Boris Johnson. All of the 150 people are Scientists, Technologists, Engineers or Mathematicians and indeed this letter is a reflection of the call by many thousands of people who are STEM Ambassadors and who work every year to provide support to Schools and Colleges working to inspire students to adapt STEM as their future. Tragically this week our company was unable to meet with two groups of students, one from a Secondary School and one from a College because of COVID issues. One of which affected the College and the other affected the location where we would usually meet with students. As it happens I am a STEM Ambassador and I will be visiting a Primary School next week. The claim that the lack of STEM within our nation is costing at least £1.5Bn is a good enough reason for Johnson and his colleagues to respond to the IET and supporters such as Major Tim Peake, Carol Vorderman and Will.i.am

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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