The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is holding a fact-finding workshop to examine and seek input from stakeholders on questions regarding the connections between engineering education, the engineering workforce, and the employment of engineering talent throughout the US economy.
This workshop is part of a NAE project that aims to develop a conceptual framework for acquiring and maintaining a more accurate understanding of the overall market for US engineering talent that will be of value to engineering stakeholder communities. It is anticipated that one of the products of this effort will be a "tool box" which may include data, analytic tools, a research agenda, and action recommendations. To address this goal, the project and the workshop will examine (1) current data on engineering students and engineers in the workforce; (2) career pathways and related decision making of engineering graduates and working engineers in the US; and (3) the implications of this information for engineering educators, those who employ engineering talent, policy makers and other stakeholder communities.
NAE had the workshop webcast live on the day of the event, and video from the workshop are available on the NAE YouTube Channel. Please see the Agenda and Workshop Materials for selected background literature and additional information provided at the workshop.