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Sunday, August 02, 2015

We must discriminate in favour of the study of technology and engineering

"THERE has been a recurring topic in the Agenda section and elsewhere in The Herald in recent years, from concerned people in the real world of wealth creation and the contribution by Alastair O’Brien of Lockheed Martin is no exception (“Threats to economy that stem from shortage in technology related skills” , The Herald July 31) ." continues Herald Scotland.


Mr O’Brien rightly warns us of the long-term consequences of failure to urgently address the growing problem of a lack of young people gaining the skills required for 21st century technology. He states: “To properly protect against an ever-expanding skills gap there needs to be a culture shift in our education system. We need to work with education institutes to better promote Stem (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills as well as fostering curiosity, problem solving and creativity and promoting closer relationships with businesses”. 
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Source: Herald Scotland

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