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Nature volume 149, pages 482483 (02 May 1942) | Download Citation



FOR some time past the Government, industry and the teaching institutions have been working in common towards the creation of a body of skilled engineering personnel in Great Britain adequate to meet the enormous productive and operational needs of the war machine. Much of the system which has evolved, and is still evolving, will be unsuited to a long-term peace-time policy, but the contrast with pre-war procedure has emphasized the need for reconsideration of the whole plan of technical education and training. It is at once evident that the problems involved will not be solved by individual effort, however well conceived, of particular sections either of industry or educational authority. Each has a vital part to play, but it is essential that the separate efforts be linked together intimately in a national plan, and it is gratifying to observe that steps are already being taken in this direction.

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