Lyttle says increase in pupils studying physics will improve skills set of NI workforce

Alliance Employment and Learning spokesperson Chris Lyttle MLA has stated that the increase in the number of physics A-levels sat this year will improve the skills set of the Northern Ireland workforce. There has been a 6.8%increase in the number of pupils who studied the physics A-level in 2012 compared to 2011, rising from 1,437 to 1,536.

Chris Lyttle MLA said:”The increase in the number of physics A-levels sat this year is positive for economic recovery in Northern Ireland.

“More pupils studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics will help equip our workforce with the key skills needed by employers.

“To attract potential investors to Northern Ireland we need employees who can work in sectors that are currently experiencing growth which demand relevant STEM skills.

“I welcome this positive development and that the Minister for Employment and Learning has made the promotion of STEM subjects a priority goal in his Skills Strategy.”


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