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IET calls on government to plug the nation’s growing STEM skills gap

Professor Danielle George tells us why she’s leading the call for the government to plug the nation’s growing STEM skills gap in primary schools.

A group of over 150 world-leading engineers, scientists and technology giants, led by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), has called on the government to plug the nation’s growing STEM skills gap, which is costing the economy a shocking £1.5bn annually.

In an open letter to the Prime Minister, signed by Major Tim Peake, Carol Vorderman MBE, will.i.am, and representatives from Rolls Royce, Vodafone and the MOD, the group have appealed to the government to work with educators and industry.

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