the future of engineering bridges the diversity gapFresh ideas, unique skill sets, and diverse voices are all important ingredients for sparking future innovation and maintaining a well-rounded workforce. Without adding a new generation of highly-skilled people into the mix, however, many sectors of the tech industry are at risk of issues ranging from future labor shortages to idea stagnation and beyond.

In a field like engineering, where the median age of workers in America is 47 years old, it’s becoming even more imperative to find effective ways to bridge the age gap and attract a broader talent pool into the fold now, before the situation reaches critical mass.

So how can affected companies help course-correct to ensure a bright, stable future for the engineering field? Identifying and acknowledging the problem to begin with is a good starting point to build from.

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BLS Regional Jobs Report

The unemployment rate was significantly lower or stable in forty-nine states and the District of Columbia, according to the December Regional Jobs Report. No region’s unemployment rate was significantly different from the U.S. rate of 4.7 percent.

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Dawn of the New Collar Jobs

by Ashley Miracle on January 19, 2017

New Collar job workers enhancing their skilsHistorically, the United States workforce has fallen in to either a white collar or blue collar category. White collar work was typically considered administrative, taking place in an office setting, while blue collar careers surrounded manual labor and were heavily focused on an industrial setting. In recent years, however, a new category has emerged called new collar.

 

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Everyday Devices With an IoT Upgrade

by Modis on January 17, 2017

Smart Kitchen IoTThe CES show in Las Vegas is where you see the hottest, wildest consumer-electronics products. One of the biggest trends this year was connecting everything to the Internet of Things, or IoT. From connected homes to health tracking, these are the everyday devices that have futuristic upgrades.

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Top Women Engineers To Watch In 2017

by Ashley Miracle on January 13, 2017

woman engineerLast month, a film was released that took a closer look at the history of women engineers in the United States. The movie was based on a true story surrounding a team of 3 African-American females that provided NASA with key mathematical data used to launch the program’s first successful mission in space during the late 1960’s. As this motion picture shows, historically, engineering has been known as a ‘boys only’ club. However, like other predominantly male-dominate fields, we see the ladies taking on crucial roles. Check out this list below that breaks down a few favorites to watch in 2017.

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Fighting Fake News Online

by Modis on January 10, 2017

Mark Twain once famously wrote, “A lie spreads halfway around the world while the truth is still getting its boots on.” This is a very fitting quote when looking at the Being able to identify fake newsrapid growth of fake news coverage that we experience today on the internet.

During the 2016 election, social media giant, Facebook, fell under heavy scrutiny after allegedly generating false news coverage surrounding the Presidential election. Although fake news online is nothing new, the Facebook incident opened the public’s eyes to the magnitude that it can be spread and the huge impact that it can have on our lives.

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