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Engineering and Technology Board

Volume 715: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent meetings they have held with the Engineering and Technology Board about increasing the number of graduates in the long term. [HL562]

Government Ministers and officials meet with representatives of the Engineering and Technology Board (ETB)—alongside other engineering institutions —on a regular basis to address a range of engineering issues, including the need to ensure that we have sufficient graduate engineers to meet the major challenges of our time.

The ETB delivers a number of initiatives supported by Government to raise awareness of engineering careers. This includes the Big Bang Fair and some parts of National Science and Engineering Week as well as working with the Royal Academy of Engineering and others on Tomorrow's Engineers.

Engineering UK, the ETB's annual commentary on the UK's engineering and technology labour market, provides insight into how we strengthen Britain's engineering base for future growth.