Engineering Technology Education in the United States

  • AuthorNational Academy of Engineering
  • TitleEngineering Technology Education in the United States
  • PublisherNational Academies Press
  • Release DateFebruary 15, 2017
  • Copyright2017
  • ISBN978-0-309-43771-4

Engineering technologists and technicians play an important role in the nation’s technical workforce. Unfortunately, 1 in 3 employers say that they do not know the difference between a traditional engineer and someone with an engineering technology background.  A new report by The National Academy of Engineering sheds light on the educational and occupational dimensions of this close cousin to engineering, and it makes a number of recommendations intended to boost public awareness of the field.