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Technician Council endorses Skills Commission recommendations
The Technician Council’s first report on the findings of its work has endorsed several of the recommendations made by the Skills Commission inquiry into technicians and progression.
The report, Professional Technician: the future, reiterates the Commission’s recommendation to promote the value of registration more widely, and the importance it placed on creating a recognisable technician brand.
The Council’s report announces plans to build a new ‘professional technician’ standard in order to “deliver increased levels of technical expertise and professionalism”, and a “clear brand identity”. This forms the backbone of the practical framework set out by the report for employers and stakeholders to work towards filling the 450,000 high-level technical jobs that our economy will demand by 2020.
The report and launch of the ‘professional technician’ standard mark the culmination of the Technician Council’s first phase of work. The Council was formed in July 2010 in order to enhance recognition of the role professional technicians play, and the value they bring to society.