Terry Croft MBE FIScT CSci, Chair/CEO Institute of Science and Technology commented on the IST’s support status:
"I am proud to announce that the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) has been recognised as an official supporter of the Technician Commitment We have been supporting the technical community across all sectors since 1948, highlighting the important role they undertake, from supporting teaching and research in higher education to manufacturing. This is just as true today as we have seen with the speedy development of the tests needed to identify Covid-19 and the creation of the vaccines to fight this pandemic.
Technicians are vital to our health, education, economy and future wealth. We will continue to support the technical community in these ever changing and challenging times. Part of this support will be outlined in our Action Plan following the four key components of the Technician Commitment, Visibility, Recognition, Career Development and Sustainability.
The IST looks forward to ensuring our technical community receives the recognition and career opportunities they deserve."
The Technician Commitment team commented:
We are excited to welcome the IST as a formal supporter of the Technician Commitment. Their long history in supporting the technical community, and in particular their dedication to promoting professional registration, aligns well with the Technician Commitment.
The Technician Commitment is delighted they have pledged their support to the initiative and look forward to working with them to advance visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technical skills, roles and careers.