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IET: Scottish Highers results "good news for engineering"

Prof John Roulston OBE from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) said:

“I’d like to congratulate all the young people receiving their results today, which is the culmination of many years of hard work.  This year’s results show a welcome increase in the number of people taking exams such as mathematics, which is an essential starting point for those taking up engineering as a career option.

“Engineering is of huge importance to the economy, typically accounting for a quarter of all turnover in the UK.  Put simply, we must continue this upward curve and ensure our future generations are equipped with the crucial technical and practical skills that they need to build a Scotland that can compete effectively and internationally. A flourishing green economy depends on a home-grown workforce in engineering.”


Robert Beahan
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The Institution of Engineering and Technology


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