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Curriculum and Specializations Framework to Address Skills Required by Manufacturing Companies

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

Start Date

June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Conference Session

IED Technical Session: Preparing Programs for the Future

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Industrial Engineering

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Nabeel Yousef Daytona State College

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Dr. Nabeel Yousef is a Professor at the School of Engineering Technology at Daytona State College since 2010. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Engineering Technology Department at the University of Central Florida from 2006 to 2010 and still works there as Adjunct Faculty. In 2014, Dr. Yousef was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, which is part of the binational program for educational exchange sponsored by the Institute of International Education, the Council for International Exchange Scholars, and Department of State. In 2017, He was awarded the NISOD Excellence Award of Teaching and Leadership. In addition, he was the Chief-in-Editor for the Journal of Management and Engineering Integration from 2008 to 2015. Dr. Yousef has a PhD and MS in Industrial Engineering and management Systems from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. He earned his BS in Physics from Yarmouk University at Jordan in 1986.
In 2002 he was appointed as the Director of Information Technology for the International Conference of Industry, Engineering and Management Systems and held that position in addition to other conference duties until 2015. In 2006 he was appointed as the Director of Information Technology and Infrastructure for the NSF Center for e-Design at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Yousef developed a strategic plan for information technology for the center.
Dr. Yousef authored several refereed publications including book chapters, journal papers, and conference papers. He was also either the PI or the Co-PI in many research projects related to Cost Engineering, Cost and Quality Effectiveness, Cost Modeling, System of Systems Interoperability, Supply Chain Management, Decision Support Systems, Knowledgebase Systems, and Database Management.

During his career Dr. Yousef earned the award of Excellent Service from the department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems in 2006, and Faculty Excellence Award for Undergraduate Teaching from the Department of Engineering Technology 2008.

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Ron Eaglin Daytona State College

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Chair, Engineering and Information Technology - Daytona State College

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Abstract The unfulfilled demand for skilled manufacturing workforce at the technical level is a concern that has been shared by industry leaders across the nation. According to a study published in 2015 by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute the U.S. manufacturing industry will add nearly 3.4 million jobs in the next 10 years to meet global consumer demand. The study states that 84% of executives agree that there is a talent shortage in the U.S. manufacturing sector [1]. In 2015 Florida Advanced Technological Education Center (FLATE) reported over 14,000 different companies employ 355,000 individuals in the manufacturing fields in Florida. These manufacturing firms suffer economic loss from the limited pool of the available skilled workers at technical levels [2]. According to the 2015-2016 Florida Statewide Demand Occupation List, the growth in manufacturing jobs continues to climb with a 7% increase in annual growth of available jobs anticipated in manufacturing across the state. With rising concern about an inadequate workforce, the research team is working with industry partners to identify needs and provide educational resources and sustainable programs in advanced technical education. To address the need, the research team enhanced the design and development of the existing Associate Degree in Engineering with adding new specializations and on-site manufacturing experience. This paper will address the model that has been developed through the use of Quality Function Deployment Method and based on industry requirements. Using surveys and interviews with industry leaders, information were collected and summarized in the house of quality. Industry feedback was used in creating the design specification for the new curriculum.

Yousef, N., & Eaglin, R. (2018, June), Curriculum and Specializations Framework to Address Skills Required by Manufacturing Companies Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--30248

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