Educating 21st Century Highway Engineers Industry Perspective of Highway Engineer Needs

by David S. Gedney, De Leuw, Cather & Co, United States,



Abstract: Civil engineering firms are being confronted daily with the twin issues of recruiting and retaining qualified staff. On highway engineering three factors have converged in the last year to create the labor shortage: the decreasing supply of college graduates in engineering; the graying of the profession, and the changing composition of the nation's workforce. This study will attempt to identify the extent of the manpower shortage, some perspectives on how this shortfall occurred, and some recommendations on how we can resolve the deficit in highways engineering industry.

Subject Headings: Highway engineering | Engineering education | Industries | Recruiting and hiring | Labor | Colleges and universities | Employees

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