“Extra Skills” Necessary for Young Engineers & Scientists in the 21st Century

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“Extra Skills”-Outline
• • • • Purpose and Source Introduction / Background Industry Message Defining “Extra Skills and Characteristics” • Summary
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“Extra Skills”-PurposeTo relate to you the “extra” skills and characteristics industry would like to see in today's - and future- graduating engineers and scientists
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“Extra Skills”-SourceThe information is based on interviews and discussion with industry executives and managers in several countries around the world.

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“Extra Skills”-Engineers- Technical Education
• “Goal Oriented” • Technical “Gurus” • Creative Answers to Problems

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“Extra Skills”-Today's Engineers • “Added value” • “Extra Skills” • Team Player • Able to Communicate • Understands Business Finance All for the mutual success of their Organization

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“Extra Skills”-When times change so MUST ENGINEERS!!!!!!!!!

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“Extra Skills”-Global thoughts from Industry:
• Personal Development and TrainingResponsibility of the individual • Corporate Expectations Greater Workload - Flexibility • “Extra”skills - provide “value added” Improved corporate status / position

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“Extra Skills”-5Skills and Characteristic Groupings
• Basic Prominent Characteristics -expected in Graduate Engineers • “Extra” - or “Soft” Skills Important to Develop and Maintain • Additional Characteristics Desirable for continued success
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“Extra Skills”-5Basic Prominent CharacteristicExpected in Graduate Engineers
• • • • Solid Technical Education Logical thought process Good Work Ethic Computer Literate

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“Extra Skills”-5“Extra” or “Soft” Skills Important to Develop and Maintain
• • • • Communication - oral and written Report Writing Marketing Understanding Business Finance

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“Extra Skills”-5Industry Executives and Managers Emphasized
• Engineers should develop and maintain these “extra” skills • They could be the “value added”that creates promotion, or enables a person to retain the job

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“Extra Skills”-5Additional Characteristics desirable for continued success
• Corporate Necessities • Personal Attributes

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“Extra Skills”-5Corporate Necessities
• Global Perspective • Team Player • Multiplexing Capability

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“Extra Skills”-5Personal Attributes
• Dedication • Persistence • Assertiveness

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“Extra Skills”-Summary: • Changing world • Engineers and Scientists in high demand • Young engineers with desire to move ahead must develop and maintain “extra” skills and characteristics
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“Extra Skills” Necessary for
Young Engineers & Scientists Work on these skills
They will help you personally and aid your professional development

Good Luck!!!
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