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Thread: [Way-OT] Technicians versus Engineers
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Most jobs are in the practical and direct application of electronic
principles.
I believe this fact is undisputed.

So why does our society, at least Canada's, promote university education as
the
ONLY education.

To this day, I have NEVER seen an engineer straight out of school do
anything
useful.  In all the companies I've worked for, the only reason a fresh
graduate
gets hired, is because the engineering manager doesn't look past education.
Every
one has been a drain on the companies coffers without any significant
contribution
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
Malaysia,
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
American
educators doing right?

When will our society realize that the arrogance and esteem of the
engineering
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
underlying
theoretical principles.  Also, hire teachers on limited term who have
enjoyed
successful engineering careers.  There's an old saying, those who cannot
do --
teach!

Craig

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