Manufacturing, Design, and Innovation

NAE Workshop on the Adaptability of the U.S. Engineering and Technical Workforce

Event Details

On Friday November 3, the National Academy of Engineering is holding a workshop on the adaptability of the engineering and technical workforce. An outgrowth of the NAE report Making Value for America: Embracing the Future of Manufacturing, Technology, and Work, the workshop will focus on the challenges facing the workforce in light of the dramatic changes in the production process highlighted in that report. The workshop will examine a number of aspects of workforce adaptability and resilience, including individual, organizational, educational and public policy factors. The goal of the workshop is to increase understanding and awareness of the importance of workforce adaptability to key stakeholders, including increasing understanding of the definition and characteristics of adaptability. The workshop will provide an opportunity to share known best practices for fostering adaptability, including identification of barriers and multiple pathways for overcoming those barriers, and to identify needs for future study and development.

The workshop will be held in Washington, DC. An agenda and formal invitations will be sent in the fall. If you have any questions about the project or workshop, please contact the Project Director, Dr. Ken Jarboe at

Workshop Registration (by invitation only, login required - use non member login)