Where are all the qualified engineering candidates?
The engineering community is currently in the midst of a hiring crisis. Employers need to fill hundreds of thousands of open jobs with qualified candidates. However, companies are struggling to close the widening skill gaps left by an aging workforce, and incoming employees aren’t adequately trained to deal with Industry 4.0.
This guide leverages industry data, expert insights, and research to explain:
- The current hiring environment and its most impactful challenges
- The hard and soft skills companies require for entry-level engineering candidates
- The experiences students must have on their resumes to stand out to employers
Use this guide to prepare your students for the modern workforce and ensure they’re ready to ace their first job!
“Everyone hasn’t had enough training in drawing and tolerancing! Incoming workers can usually do pretty basic engineering and modeling, but making the jump between that and manufacturing and molding is needed.”
— Seth Miley, Mechanical EIT at SGW Designworks, LLC