Workforce Development

Leaders of MIT’s Task Force on the Work of the Future (Left to right): co-chair David A. Mindell, professor of aeronautics and astronautics, the Dibner Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing at MIT; executive director Elisabeth Beck Reynolds PhD ‘10, who is also executive director of the MIT Industrial Performance Center; and co-chair David Autor, the Ford Professor of Economics at MIT and associate head of MIT’s Department of Economics. Courtesy: Melanie Gonick, MIT
Educational May 20, 2020

Task force discusses the changing world of work due to COVID-19

MIT's task force on the future of work discusses what the future of employment looks like due to the COVID-19 pandemic and what innovations might happen.

By Peter Dizikes
Courtesy: SCE Engineers and David P. Hostetter
Educational May 19, 2020

Five mindful engineering career tips: Set a vision and live it out

Engineers need to begin working on their careers with the end in mind, to paraphrase author Stephen Covey. Engineering career decisions should consider opportunities, balance, the long view, flexibility, and developing well-rounded expertise.

By David P. Hostetter
Bill Keen is founder and CEO of Keen Wealth Advisors. Courtesy: Keen Wealth Advisors
Educational December 7, 2019

Three-step retirement plan for engineers

Career Update: A three-step plan can help engineers begin engineering retirement planning with a checklist, looking at employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) details, anticipated spending, choosing a date and revisions over time.

By Bill Keen
Workforce Development October 9, 2019

Workforce development, batteries

The October issue of AppliedAutomation focuses on workforce development through universities and colleges and battery safety.

By Jack Smith
Courtesy: CFE Media
Educational October 6, 2019

Control engineering: Basic terms explained

Back to basics tutorial: Understand the terminologies that comprise control engineering and what they mean for engineers.

By Mark T. Hoske and Kevin Parker
Scheduled to open in time for fall semester 2021, Gonzaga's $56 million facility will contribute to a total of more than 270,000-square-feet dedicated to classroom and laboratory education for STEM disciplines. Courtesy: Gonzaga University
Educational September 30, 2019

Construction launched for STEM facility at Gonzaga

Gonzaga University launched construction of its $56 million Integrated Science and Engineering facility, which will enable faculty and students to engage in important significant theoretical and applied work in a learning environment.

By Gonzaga University
Figure 4: The Innovation Center at Folsom Lake College enables students to develop skills in laser cutting, water-jet cutting, 3D printing, 3D scanning, and much more. Courtesy: Inductive Automation
Workforce Development September 26, 2019

Connect with community colleges for a stronger workforce

Collaborative programs benefit employers, colleges, and students.

By Jim Meyers
Manufacturers looking to retain their best engineers should improve their current skill sets and offer benefits and wages to keep them from leaving their jobs or being recruited by rival corporations. Courtesy: Randstad Engineering
Workforce Development September 2, 2019

Three ways to improve engineer retention

Companies looking to protect their top engineering talent from rivals should look to improve training, benefits and wages to make employees happier and more productive.

By Angie Keller
Eduardo Salas, a professor specializing in industrial and organizational psychology at Rice University. Courtesy: Rice University
Workforce Development August 20, 2019

Study launched to examine hurdles women face in STEM careers

A researcher from Rice University will examine the hurdles women face in STEM careers by examining their everyday work experiences in the profession.

By Amy McCaig
Workforce Development August 9, 2019

Add skills to your skilled workforce

Tech college flexibility helps engineers, skilled workers continue education.

By Steve Staedler