Free Online workshop: Real-Time Skills -Gap Training
At present there is one certainty about engineering – that in the coming years engineering will continually evolve and change because everything else will also change. The rapid growth of technology will result in rapid product obsolescence. This means that the need for engineers to perform narrowly defined the tasks that occupied most of them over much of the last hundred years will rapidly decrease. Driven by growth of nontraditional job markets for engineers, those who choose not to adapt and change to shifting markets and new technologies will not survive.
Given the rapidity and magnitude of these changes means that the ways in which engineers learn, apply and gather knowledge will also need to change. Curricula that attempts only to remain current with industrial practice while courses in the “new technology” are being provided on a continual basis will not be effective in this change driven environment. By the time the need is identified, the courses developed, and the students trained, the new technology will already have started to become outdated at the current level of change. The education that will succeed in the future will have to be one that is modeled on change management as an integral part of teaching and learning.
In today’s engineering, real-time information about emerging competency requirements is not only desirable, it is crucial. Through a real-time analysis of job data against competencies of engineering workers a more efficient and helpful data analysis of the Ontario engineering labor market is obtained by immediately interpreting data from jobs listed in our database using our cutting edge technology.
In this free workshop we are presenting data obtained from a significant sample of over 1200 jobs listed from March 2009 –to date and comparing these with competencies of nearly 1000 immigrants with engineering backgrounds from over 120 countries around the world.