The most critical issue for engineering right now is a collapse in short and medium term employment opportunities for engineering graduates.
It’s not just the Corona Virus. Mobility restrictions and the oil price collapse are stopping engineering projects around the world.
Project cancellations and a loss of investor confidence will force engineering firms and suppliers to curtail hiring and many will close or stand down existing employees.
What can we, as a global community of engineers, do to help the next few cohorts of engineering graduates, many of whom will find it nearly impossible to find paid engineering work? If we don’t find ways to support these people, we risk losing a generation of engineers and stifling an economic recovery with critical engineering skill shortages.Continue reading