£250 prize offered for best young-person’s paper.

The 2013 ICT Seminar on Hayling Island was themed on encouraging young people to join and develop careers in manufacturing industry. In his introduction, ICT Chairman Professor Martin Goosey remarked that the negative public perception of manufacturing had made it unattractive to young workers, but that government and industry leaders were finally acknowledging the worth of manufacturing industry to the UK economy, especially in high-value areas like electronics. Many companies were now making more effort to secure their future workforce and there was increasing interest in training young people.

Having re-affirmed the Institute’s ongoing commitment to education and training Professor Goosey announced that, as an additional incentive, the ICT Council had voted to offer an award of £250 for the best young-person’s paper of the year, to be published in the Journal. Entries were invited on any subject relevant to PCB technology

Pete Starkey, ICT Council, September 2013