NEF featured in a FE News piece today, entitled "STEM strategies - get your students ready for employment opportunities". The article talks about how essential it is that colleges are aligning their Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths education and training with the needs of employers.
In response to an article published in the Independent today, NEF CEO, Professor Sa'ad Medhat, has commented on the necessity of Government to address the skills shortage in science, engineering and technology within the UK and the need for collaboration of Government, educational institutions and big industry to improve the chronic technical and scientific skills-shortages that are threatening the future of many UK businesses.
The article in the Independent entitled 'UK relies on migration to fill one in five skilled jobs as experts warn of major 'skills shortage' was published in response to a review by Professor John Perkins at the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills of the provision of engineering skills in the UK economy. To read the article in the Independent and Professor Medhat's reponse to it, follow this link.