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Markes International features on television news

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 at 12:30:PM

Local news on ITV Wales last night featured an interview with Markes International, as part of a news piece on Wales having fallen behind the rest of the UK in a global education test.

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests show that, for the third time, Wales has slipped behind England, Scotland and Northern Ireland significantly in the standard of reading, maths and science. Widely regarded as disappointing, the news has sparked intense discussion amongst politicians, educational professional and business leaders in Wales about who is responsible for the poor showing and what should be done about it.

Interviewed as part of the news piece, Pamela Simpson, Markes’ Operations Manager, said that the level of numeracy and literacy was a concern for all employers in the area. She added that, as a scientific instrument company, Markes did depend on access to a pool of school leavers educated to the right standard, but that other factors did come into play and that Markes would not make business decisions based on the PISA results alone.

The interview highlights the rising prominence of Markes as a respected business in the region, and underscores our need, as a manufacturer of specialist scientific equipment, for skilled people able to drive the business forward on the highly competitive global stage.

The news piece and interview with Pamela Simpson can be seen at:

http://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2013-12-03/welsh-employers-concerned-about-school-leavers-skills/

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