26 Nov '12, 9am

Industry must make engineering exciting to attract students - @niukie

Universities are producing enough students with good engineering skills, the challenge for the industry is convincing them that a career in engineering can be rewarding and exciting, says Dr. James Truchard, founder and CEO of National Instruments. “The challenge is getting students excited about careers in engineering,” Truchard told Electronics Weekly at the test and design company’s industry conference in London last week. He believes not enough students are going into engineering, preferring careers in the finance and legal sectors, which are seen as more dynamic and rewarding. Truchard believes there are also concerns among students that there are not enough rewarding jobs in engineering. “The challenge for the industry is creating career opportunities, otherwise they will go off into finance or the law,” said Truchard. He is not convinced the real problem is a shorta...

Full article: http://www.electronicsweekly.com/Articles/26/11/2012/5507...

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