Breaking News
Blog

Plugging the engineering gap

Blog
12/13/2012 11:21 PM EST

 6 comments   post a comment
NO RATINGS
View Comments: Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
dates
User Rank
Rookie
re: Plugging the engineering gap
dates   12/29/2012 3:41:00 PM
NO RATINGS
The only way I believe there is a shortage of engineers in a free market economy is if its price rises. Someone show me some data that demonstrates this? Or is the price of an engineer supply/demand insensitive? Conversely if you increase supply then the price falls, for a given demand. Gee, that could be useful for all those employers bleating about engineer shortages.

ddonahoe
User Rank
Rookie
re: Plugging the engineering gap
ddonahoe   12/20/2012 3:22:13 PM
NO RATINGS
There is no real shortage of engineers in the US. This claim is killing our future by driving away students and driving ba policy. See my March article in IEEE Today's Engineer.

EREBUS0
User Rank
Rookie
re: Plugging the engineering gap
EREBUS0   12/19/2012 9:32:25 PM
NO RATINGS
I agree. I used to tell my people that the only real function of management was to remove the obstacles that prevent engineers from getting the job done. If they could not do that, then they served no purpose. Just my opinion.

no_longer_an_engineer
User Rank
Rookie
re: Plugging the engineering gap
no_longer_an_engineer   12/19/2012 7:45:42 PM
NO RATINGS
Blah, blah, blah. No "knowledge management" system is going to make up for poor management, which is what really kills engineering productivity.

IDontUseTheForumSoWhyAmIForc
User Rank
Rookie
re: Plugging the engineering gap
IDontUseTheForumSoWhyAmIForc   12/15/2012 3:34:49 PM
NO RATINGS
I'll second that opinion

EREBUS0
User Rank
Rookie
re: Plugging the engineering gap
EREBUS0   12/14/2012 9:42:07 PM
NO RATINGS
We would have plenty of engineers if we gave them just a small fraction of the addulation that sports figures get. Talk about a backward society where physical freaks get more money and press time than the people who really make the world work and advance with technology. Just my opinion,

Navigate to Related Links
Flash Poll
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
EE Times editor Junko Yoshida grills two executives --Rick Walker, senior product marketing manager for IoT and home automation for CSR, and Jim Reich, CTO and co-founder at Palatehome.
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed