Registration of engineers and technicians receives government backing
The Engineering Council welcomes proposals by Lord Sainsbury's Technician Working Group for the creation of a Technician Council to promote registration of Engineering Technicians (EngTech) and Incorporated Engineers (IEng) - and their equivalents in science, health and ICT.
The proposals were requested by Lord Mandelson in the 'Skills for Growth' White Paper in November 2009. The Government had recognised that intermediate skills were inadequately represented in the working population and insufficient status was awarded to engineering, science and health professionals at this level and above.
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If this is made mandatory, do you think that this is a good or bad thing?