56 страниц. 2011 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing The research reviewed the history and content of technical related subjects in order to assess the areas that have caused scepticism and the formation of stigma. This literary research was accompanied by the questioning of firstly the general public in order to assess their perceptions; and secondly students, in order to attain their academic ability and personal experiences of stigma. The stigma was found to be based around the acquisition of practical skills which, due to the poor or limited interaction people have had during their education at a young age, was believed to encompass.