Auto Suppliers Can’t Find Enough Engineers as Industry Recovery Takes Hold

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    What’s more, an unprecedented number of new models are equipped with advanced powertrains and sophisticated electronic systems that require the work of electrical and software engineers, the type of technical specialties that are in high demand worldwide by a variety of industries.

    With unemployment rates still painfully high, especially in industrial states such as Michigan, it seems shocking that companies would be struggling to fill jobs, but that is the lament from a wide range of suppliers big and small.

    “It’s getting so bad we are having to bring in engineers from overseas, and most of them won’t stay long-term,” says a Detroit-based engineering manager.

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    This is what I've been telling these right wingers. They scream "Obama hasn't created jobs". But what are they qualified for. Every state where Republicans took charge of the state legislature, they've slashed education. Remember, "Education is for snobs". They are destroying the future of their children, not just the country.
     
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    Good thing we didn't do what Republicans wanted
     
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    This is a serious problem that I began recognizing a couple of years ago. And it's not for a lack of educational opportunities out there for everyone. We seem to have a surplus of uneducatable tards out there that can barely make change at the Taco Bell drive up window.

    Cull the herd.
     
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    US public education = Epic Fail
     
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    Yet, that failed system is still turning out some of the best college students in the world.

    Course, Republicans don't like American colleges either. They indoctrinate kids into science.

    They hate universities. Bunch of snobs.

    Republicans "cull the herd" for us.
     
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    Seriously, there are now libtard colleges in americon offering MBA's in Twitter and Facebook.
     
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    Not surprised since those are billion dollar industries. It's called "capitalism".
     
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    We have truly lost something when companies stopped relying on the idea of the "apprentice" and long term investment in human capital. Every manner of job requires personally funded private trade school.

    It makes far more sense to intern, work for the company as some lesser rate while funding the education from the proceeds of working.

    The fault of an under supply of engineers is on the backs of the companies. And, it is the problem that I found with engineering in the US. The entire global labor market is competing for engineering positions in the US national market. In the mean time, companies have gone to hiring for one year contracts, eliminating all the extra costs of employment, like medical insurance.

    What I found most objectionable was the local technical conglomerate funding the state university programs. It should be clear that they could create a half dozen programs, on contingency of future needs, yielding an oversupply of graduates in any one of a half dozen potential technologies. They create a series of technical schools with the engineering program.

    In the end, when the market sorted itself out, they guaranteed a gaggle of engineers in the one specific technology, that they could not predict as being the market winner.
     
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    We have truly lost something when companies stopped relying on the idea of the "apprentice" and long term investment in human capital. Every manner of job requires personally funded private trade school.

    It makes far more sense to intern, work for the company as some lesser rate while funding the education from the proceeds of working.

    The fault of an under supply of engineers is on the backs of the companies. And, it is the problem that I found with engineering in the US. The entire global labor market is competing for engineering positions in the US national market. In the mean time, companies have gone to hiring for one year contracts, eliminating all the extra costs of employment, like medical insurance.

    What I found most objectionable was the local technical conglomerate funding the state university programs. It should be clear that they could create a half dozen programs, on contingency of future needs, yielding an oversupply of graduates in any one of a half dozen potential technologies. They create a series of technical schools with the engineering program.

    In the end, when the market sorted itself out, they guaranteed a gaggle of engineers in the one specific technology, that they could not predict as being the market winner.
     
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    We need to close the Department of Education and break up the UFT
     

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