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Foulkes demands better ETB service

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ICE DIRECTOR general Tom Foulkes this week called for 'signifi nt improvements' in the level of service offered by the Engineering & Technology Board (ETB) following September's registration fee hike.

'The ICE will be expecting improved performance and value for money from the ETB for its registrants, ' Foulkes said.

ll registered engineers contribute to the ETB which promotes science, engineering and technology to the public.

Last month it announced a £3 increase in registration fees for 2006, bringing a chartered engineer's contribution to £43.50 (NCE 15 September).

'We understand that the ETB has an important job to do, but they need to do it a hell of a lot better. ETB has got to get engineering into the media, the same way the ICE is doing for civil engineering, ' said Foulkes.

'The challenge is to communicate what they're about and persuade people that it's worth paying for.' Foulkes added that it needed to co-ordinate the work of professional institutions.

ETB's new chief executive John Morton will attend the next ICE Council meeting.

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