Practical and technical skills are essential to the understanding of and participation in science and chemistry during time in education and employment.
Practical work at school improves the scientific knowledge and understanding of students, as well as providing opportunities for working scientifically and developing hands-on skills. Effective vocational training is integral to ensuring the technician workforce has the up-to-date technical skills required by employers.
The quality of practical and technical skill development depends on adequate resourcing, confident and competent teaching and appropriate pathways of training.
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