Marconi Electronics and Communications Technology (ECT) Project in Secondary Schools

Andy Breckon
2000, Vol. 5, No. 3,


Information and communications technology (lCT) dominates many aspects of most companies and plays a significant role in education, or at least has significant resources focused on it. No one doubts the growing influence of ICT in the world, however our education system has made little significant effort to educate young people in the basic skills that under pin ICT. At the core of ICT systems is electronic communications and at last there is now an ambitious attempt to address the need for educating a significantly larger number of young people in ECT to develop, service and maintain the increasingly complex electronic highways which this country needs. This paper sets out part of the rationale for the scheme and how it is being addressed in the trial phase.

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