News At A Glance
• A Harris Interactive survey showed that 85% of youth are not interested in a future engineering career, reported American Machinist. Students aged 8 to 17 said they preferred “a more exciting career than engineering” and did not “feel confident enough in their math or science skills.
• A Harris Interactive survey showed that 85% of youth are not interested in a future engineering career, reported American Machinist. Students aged 8 to 17 said they preferred “a more exciting career than engineering” and did not “feel confident enough in their math or science skills.” Interestingly, “the largest number of kids ranked math (22%) and science (17%) as their favorite subjects.”
• ASHRAE unveiled a prototype building energy label at its 2009 Annual Conference in Louisville, Ky. The labeling program, “Building Energy Quotient” will be implemented this fall and focuses solely on energy use, unlike existing programs. ASHRAE currently is working with major real estate developers and hopes for a widespread launch of the full program in 2010.
• August 2-5: 2009
ASHE Conference Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia
• Sept. 10-12:
AMCA International Meeting, Mont-Tremblant, Quebec City
• Sept. 21-24:
ASIS International 55th Seminar and Exhibits, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, Calif.
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Annual Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.