Supporting & improving education is at the heart of the activities of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists. In January 2017, WCIT has contributed to the House of Commons Science & Technology Select Committee inquiry ‘Closing the STEM [Science Technology Engineering Mathematics] skills gap’.
Throughout its recent inquiries, the Science and Technology Committee has repeatedly received evidence that the UK is facing STEM skill shortages, often in key growth sectors, like big data. The Committee invited written evidence on measures that organisations, businesses, schools, colleges and individuals have taken to close the STEM skills gap. WCIT’s Education & Training Committee made input to the inquiry, drawing upon its team of senior educationalists who have experience across school and university sectors, especially in the areas of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics.
The complete set of written submissions is at: http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/science-and-technology-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/inquiry3/publications/
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