REC Engineering & Technical welcomes vision for industry
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) Engineering and Technical sector group has welcomed the publication of Engineering the future a vision for UK engineering.
The vision paper, supported by a range of engineering bodies such as the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Royal Academy of Engineering and the Engineering Council, outlines five key priorities, the most important of which is sustaining and encouraging investment in the skills for the future, a key aim of REC Engineering & Technical.
Commenting on the vision paper, Philip Higgins Chair of REC Engineering & Technical said: Our sector is blighted by skills shortages. We welcome the vision paper and its call for greater focus on science, technology, engineering and maths in schools taught by subject specialists.
We will work with the Engineering the future alliance to see how we can best assist in making sure that engineering as a career is promoted effectively and at an early age.
The other priorities in the vision paper include: making the UK a leader in low carbon technology capitalising on the value of the UK science and engineering research base Making greater use of engineering advice in government policy making and harnessing the power of public spending to encourage innovation.
Engineering the future a vision for UK engineering is available from the Royal Academy of Engineerings website at http://www.raeng.org.uk/societygov/publicaffairs/thefuture.htm