I read with interest the Comment (NCE 5 July) headed Come on industry, the youth need your help and completely agree with the sentiment.
As a governor at a successful mixed all ability school in Bromley, London, I and my fellow governors are looking for business sponsorship to become a technology school. I have been disappointed by the poor response from the civils industry.
Here we have an opportunity for some in the industry, whether consultants or contractors, to be seen to be involved with the education of the youth. Cash will unlock further money from the government.
The return is the opportunity to inspire pupils and perhaps make them keen to join particular companies. As a mixed school there is also the opportunity to encourage girls into the industry.
Surely this is a way to make a positive start to a long term solution of helping to address the recruitment problem.
If there are there any consultants or contractors willing to invest in youth for the benefit of the future please contact Coopers School either by e-mail swhyler@coopers. bromley. sch.
uk or phone on (020) 8467 3263.
Andrew Downes (M), 36 Towncourt Crescent, Petts Wood, Kent, BR5 1PQ