s Chemistry Leadership Council (CLC) tackled the subject in its new report, "Skills for the 21st Century Chemicals Industry." And although the report is written for the U.K., it addresses concerns felt throughout the European chemical industry. According to Gareth James, who chairs the skills network, the group's work does not stop with the publication of the report. The report, he notes, "has laid out the industry's agenda more clearly--now it needs to be carried forward" by the country's "chemistry-using industries." The group, he adds, uses that phrase in an effort to create a much wider understanding of the chemical industry's key role in supplying many other industries.
by PATRICIA L. SHORT, C&EN LONDON |
August 23, 2004