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Time to champion the role of the educators


Sir, I read with interest your recent article on Champions of the Decade and the only thing that I thought was missing was a stronger link with education.

For instance, here at Exeter College I have a colleague who in 30 years of training tradesmen has probably seen as many as 1,000 people qualify into the industry.

While I am not nominating him in particular, there is a need to raise the profile of education within the construction industry.

Perhaps a separate competition should be held at some time to look for a champion teacher, trainer or student ?

Your publication is an excellent source of information for my learners ? a good mixed bag.

Do keep it up, especially the reporting of health and safety issues and incidents, which helps to hammer the message home.

Nick Thom Lecturer in construction and roofing Exeter college Exeter Devon