San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
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Engineering Education for the Improvement of Practice: Preparing for Labor Market Prof. Dr. Claudio da R. Brito President of Science and Education Research Council – COPECTechnical skill is associated with understanding and proficiency in aparticular type of activity, especially those that are involved in methods,processes and procedures. As an example, one can take the training of theengineer, who - mostly - is focused moreover, on calculations, simulationsand projects, characterizing it as an individual, above all, objective.Since the human ability can be understood as the ability of individuals tointeract with others to form similar one that respects his fellow and naturethis individual is aware of his/her own attitudes, opinions and beliefs aboutothers. Realizing the existence of other attitudes, opinions and beliefsdifferent from his/hers, the individual is able to understand them.By becoming aware of the need to combine their technical skills (to run itsspecific activity) with the human ability (to develop proactive humanrelationship), this professional develops the conceptual ability, which isdirectly associated with the coordination and integration of all attitudes andinterests of the organization that owns or provides the service.In other words, not technical enough to be good, if not able to understandcomprehensively the meaning of the activity that is being exerted, throughthese three interconnected skills.This aspect is the main one in terms of engineering formation for 21stCentury Labor Market for engineers. Taking it into account theEngineering Education Research Team of COPEC – Science and EducationResearch Council has designed a program for an engineering school whichmain goal is to prepare engineers for the work market or what is called “theengineer of application”.The program has been designed in details in according to the present labormarket for engineers, with its particular characteristics and with a need ofengineers. The implementation of the program is for 2012.The goal of this work is to show the engineering program developed withthe objective to form engineers of application for the present labor market.
Brito, C. D. R., & Ciampi, M. M. (2012, June), Engineering Education for the Improvement of Practice: Preparing for Labor Market Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21300
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