Skills are the business

April 4, 2003

The article "Business will pay if courses meet needs" ( THES, March 28) bears little relevance to the accompanying photograph of student engineers with a racing car they built in six months as part of a Birmingham University project.

The students gained skills useful to industry, but the article failed to link the Formula Student competition philosophy to education secretary Charles Clarke's skills strategy.

Melissa Atherton
2003 Team Leader
University of Birmingham Racing Team

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