Education at Heart of Prof’s Engineering Review

Specialist awarding organisation EAL has pledged to engage with employers and educators to help implement the far-reaching recommendations of Professor Perkins’ Review of Engineering Skills published today (4thNovember).

The Professor – tasked with reviewing how to increase the number of people entering engineering – has made 22 recommendations.

Education lies at the heart of the key findings with a focus on Academic Foundations, Vocational Education and Higher Education.

As EAL processes more than 70% of all vocational awards in engineering – the awarding agency will play a crucial role in reform.

Julia Chippendale, EAL Managing Director, said: “As the only specialist awarding organisation in the engineering sector, EAL will be a crucial catalyst to implement Professor Perkins’ recommendations.

“We are already fully engaged with places of education and employers – and in discussion with senior players in the sector to develop a raft of fully flexible solutions to meet their future needs.”

It is envisaged that EAL will reveal a series of new initiatives incorporating Professor Perkins’ recommendations early next year.

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