Author
National Academy of Engineering Engineering Technology Education in the United States
PublisherNational Academies Press
ReleasedFebruary 15, 2017
Copyright2017
ISBN978-0-309-43771-4
Engineering Technology Education in the United States

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.

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.

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