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NEWS IN BRIEF: Patricia Hewitt


Trade and industry minister Patricia Hewitt has announced a strategy aimed at increasing the number of women employed in science, engineering and technology.

The government intends to send more engineering ambassadors to schools and encourage them to set up computer clubs for girls by issuing free software. IT Compass, a free online careers information website, is also being launched. www. eskillsnto. org. uk/itcompass

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