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ENGINEERING IMPACTING SOCIAL, ECONOMICAL AND WORKING ENVIRONMENTEngineers create, design and build bringing solutions for problems, transforming theenvironment for betterment of life. Engineers are responsible for the development ofscience and technology once they design tools, systems and instruments that makepossible the acquisition of knowledge in a vast amount of fields. Engineering isresponsible for the deep transformation of human relations in the first decade of 21st.Century, changing also education paradigms as well as business. It started a new erain working environment, which characteristics are peculiar due to the newcommunications, mobility and globalization. These aspects lead to the fact that now itis also important the formation of engineers with tools that enable them to act in aworking environment that demands a very flexible and innovative mind in order toinsert and to keep up in work market. Knowledge in Basic Sciences, Basic Sciences ofEngineering and Specifics of Engineering are fundamental for the formation of anengineer however the insertion in labor market sometimes demands some practice, orexperience that should also be provided by the engineering schools. Examining morecarefully the formation of engineers it is assumed that technical skill is associatedwith understanding and proficiency in a particular type of activity, especially thosethat are involved in methods, processes and procedures. As an example, one can takethe training of the engineer, who - mostly - is focused moreover, on calculations,simulations and projects, characterizing it as an individual, above all, objective. Sincethe human ability can be understood as the ability of individuals to interact withothers to form similar one that respects his fellow and nature this individual is awareof his/her own attitudes, opinions and beliefs about others. Realizing the existence ofother attitudes, opinions and beliefs different from his/hers, the individual is able tounderstand them. By becoming aware of the need to combine their technical skills (torun its specific activity) with the human ability (to develop proactive humanrelationship), this professional develops the conceptual ability, which is directlyassociated with the coordination and integration of all attitudes and interests of theorganization that owns or provides the service. In other words, not technical enough tobe good, if not able to understand comprehensively the meaning of the activity, whichis being exerted, through these three interconnected skills. This aspect is the main onein terms of engineering formation for 21st Century Labor Market for engineers.Taking it into account the Engineering Education Research Team of COPEC –Science and Education Research Council has designed a program for an engineeringschool which main goal is to prepare engineers for the future work market, theengineer for future. The program has been designed in details in according to thepresent labor market for engineers, with its particular characteristics and with a needof engineers that is growing. The success of the program depends on the ability toinspire the students showing engineering as an exciting career, a personal upwardpath, and a way to affect local social and economic well being. The implementation ofthe program is for 2012. The goal of this work is to show the engineering programdeveloped with the objective to train engineers to enter and remain in the future labormarket.
Brito, C. D. R., & Ciampi, M. M., & Vasconcelos, R. M. C. F., & Amaral, L. A. M., & Barros, V. F. D. A. (2013, June), ENGINEERING IMPACTING SOCIAL, ECONOMICAL AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/19525
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