Comment - The future looks electric - car makers scramble to hire engineers

by Anthony from Job Search Mentoring

Here's a direct quote from the article that appeared in the Detroit Free Press on Feb 6:

"Despite the current hiring spree, engineers who lost their jobs over recent years may find it difficult to get jobs without additional training in electric vehicles.

A three-credit retraining course in advanced propulsion technology offered by Michigan Technological University fills every semester, said Jennifer Donovan, spokeswoman for the university. The course is only open to out-of-work automotive engineers with degrees."

The point here relates to the importance of having a career development plan and being responsible for your own ongoing career development.

If you are an engineer, clearly this is a trend that you will want to pay attention to. The question is, are you ready for the opportunity?

There is a massive worldwide skills shortage emerging, and engineering is one of those areas. If you've got the right combination of skill and experience you'll earn a premium in salary and working conditions.

Always be doing your homework about emerging trends in your field of employment and take action to move with the times, or be moved sideways, or, left behind!

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