[Way-OT] Technicians versus Engineers
Craig Lee email (remove spam text)
Most jobs are in the practical and direct application of electronic
I believe this fact is undisputed.
So why does our society, at least Canada's, promote university education as
To this day, I have NEVER seen an engineer straight out of school do
useful. In all the companies I've worked for, the only reason a fresh
gets hired, is because the engineering manager doesn't look past education.
one has been a drain on the companies coffers without any significant
until they have been with the company at least 2 years.
I know many small company who have learned that lesson the hard way.
I've found that engineers imported from other parts of the globe like
Germany, Russia, U.K, Australia, New Zealand, etc., seem to have the proper
theoretical background, and can also compete on the practical level.
So what is our educational system doing wrong, and what are non-North
educators doing right?
When will our society realize that the arrogance and esteem of the
profession is really nothing to aspire to unless your true career focus is
Ivory tower research.
One solution would be to have tech. school as a pre-requisite to the
theoretical principles. Also, hire teachers on limited term who have
successful engineering careers. There's an old saying, those who cannot
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