first_img Comments are closed. Science industry could soon face skills shortageOn 7 May 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Employers specialising in engineering and science will face a future skillsshortage unless more young people can be encouraged to study the disciplines atschool and university, research finds. The Roberts Report, commissioned by the Treasury, Department for Educationand Skills and the DTI, reveals the number of students studying relevantdegrees in science and engineering has fallen by 16 per cent. Although theoverall number of people on scientific and technical courses has risen, theincrease is accounted for by IT and is at the expense of maths, engineering andthe physical sciences. Sir Gareth Roberts, president of the Science Council, said industry had tohelp improve the image of these subjects. “The report constitutes a serious challenge to all with an interest inscience and innovation, especially the Government, employers and those ineducation,” he said. The study also reveals a shortage of women choosing to study these subjects.www.hm-treasury.gov.uk Related posts:No related photos.last_img

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