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2014

Time for Manufacturing to Shed Old Image to Attract New Blood? - manufacturing is not dark, dirty, dangerous; Siemens is on multi-city initiative to foster skilled graduates that would be ready for employment in major US manufacturing firms, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, June 30, 2014

Architecture Anywhere - Roger Williams University in Rhode Island offers well-established architecture course that prepares students for professional careers teaching latest working methodologies, AEC Magazine, Feb 18, 2014

2013

Women in Engineering - initiatives, schemes are helping to encourage women into engineering, examples of female role models are motivating, Tanya Weaver, DEVELOP 3D, July 24, 2013

Navisworks in a University Curriculum - integrating Navisworks into curriculum at university level in construction management program, preparing students for entry level positions in preconstruction services, Kevin Miller, AUGI Library, Apr 10, 2013

The Seven - points to consider when planning career in education, training field, Osama Ali, AUGI Library, Jan 15, 2013

2012

Employing the Right Hiring Practices - advertise opening online on sites like AUGI Career Center, Design Engine, forums, professional-oriented sites, conduct first interview online, group interview, Curt Moreno, AUGI Library, Oct 1, 2012

Siemens PLM Connection Day 2: The Manufacturing Workforce Struggles - US government official talked about growing manufacturing industry, dealing with challenges of aging workforce, product complexity, education gap, Brock Haroldson, Siemens PLM Community, May 9, 2012

Get 'Em While They're Young - 'Educate to Innovate' initiative by US president aims to improve STEM literacy in American children; CAD vendors support educational institutions, students, Heather Livingston, Cadalyst, Jan 19, 2012

2011

CAD Manager's Survey 2011 - average total compensation up 8% from last year, job conditions moving in positive direction, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Dec 14, 2011

How Many of Today's Products are Truly 'Engineered?' - number of engineers falls while moving from companies with highly engineered products to companies with designed products, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Dec 12, 2011

Design Tool Vendors Step Up Education Efforts - Siemens PLM Software, SolidWorks, Z Corp. offering free products to students to encourage them for technical jobs, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Sep 26, 2011

The Best Domestic Talent Pool for Engineering? - Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Washington DC, Chicago, San Jose have talent pool of mechanical, electrical engineers, embedded software developers, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Aug 30, 2011

Growing Jobs and Companies - Ping Fu of Geomagic on Netscape, work with President Obama's National Advisory Council, Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Summer 2011

I Am Drafter - devaluation of base of CAD profession might avoid new generation to adopt it as carrier, Curt Moreno, Cadalyst, May 27, 2011

Maker CAD Software & The Role of Experience & Education - formal engineering education, real world experience, necessary, Sean Dotson, MCAD Forums, May 9, 2011

How Important are 3D CAD Qualifications? - designers, CAD training agencies, employers find 3D CAD essential for product design lifecycle, Matt Wells, Develop 3D, May 3, 2011

Engineers are Working the Remote - employees, companies, customers benefit from distributed networks if security, trust issues are resolved, Mike Hudspeth, Desktop Engineering, Apr 1, 2011

What Will be Tomorrow's Best Occupations? - software architects top list, civil engineers will be in demand, Richard Weingardt, Structural Engineering & Design, Mar 2011

 

2010

Graduating Engineers Command the Highest Salaries - engineers accounts 8 of 10 highest paid degrees, with petroleum engineers leading with $86K, Mechanical Engineering, Nov 27, 2010

2010 Job Prospects for Engineers - survey of 800+ engineers, job security, raises, suggesting engineering as career, Engineering.com, Oct 8, 2010

  - tips on setting up, marketing business properly, setting prices, getting paid, Jamie Thomas, Autodesk University 2009

2008

Careers: Engineers May Find Themselves Thrown Under the Bus in Economic Downturn - engineers may become scapegoats, Machine Design, Jan 8, 2009

CAD Management: Warning Signs - layoff preceded with reduced hours, loss of large projects, change in ownership, bad reviews or warnings, Mark Kiker, AUGI, Oct 31, 2008  requires free registration

What's Hot, What's Not - engineering job market is high in demand for engineers with experience in green and sustainable building industry, Machine Design, Apr 21, 2008

Benchmarking CAD Skills For Recruitment - tips for recruiting suitable CAD talent and advantages of assessment-software approach, Rory Vance of CADsmart, AEC Magazine, Apr 8, 2008

2007

2007 Salary Survey - results on annual base salary, engineering career satisfaction, budget responsibility, more, Design News, June 2007

Mexico Wants In - Mexico can be a closer outsourcing option for US companies but language and Internet connectivity may be stumbling blocks, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 1, 2007

A CAD Theory of Everything: By 2057, Controlling the Entire World! - CAD industry will have most secure jobs, Lester Craft, Innovate Forum, May 8, 2007

2006 Salary Survey - average salary depending on different factors, AUGI, Jan/Feb 2007 pdf

2006

Working Hard for Their Money - average engineer makes $73,000, Elizabeth M Taurasi, Design News, July 17, 2006

Aussie Cos Look to India - Robertson & Marks in New South Wales is setting up an outsourcing center for CAD-related work in India, News Today, June 23, 2006

Want More Money? Specialize -  three strategies to promote your resume for high salary negotiation, Machine Design, April 27, 2006

Industry Wants Girls to Stick to Knitting - Carol Bartz is more the exception than the rule as the computer industry suffers from shortage of women in top positions, Charles Cooper, ZDnet, March 13, 2006

Emphasize Science and Math, Snow Says -  country needs more scientists, engineers and mathematics teachers, says US Treasury Secretary John Snow during a visit to ANSYS, Dan Reynolds, Pittsburgh Business Times, March 10, 2006

CAD Jobs - online job search engine used to determine popularity of jobs and trends for several MCAD products, Evan Yares, Evan Yares, February 24, 2006

2005 CAD Salary Survey - salary survey for the posts of CAD manager, designer, drafter, and engineer by geographic region, AUGI, January 2006 (may require free registration) pdf

Workers Roll Over for Dogs - companies that let workers bring dogs (like Autodesk) may be shrewd, as dog owners will work harder and be more loyal, Red Herring, January 25, 2006

2005

Career Development in 3D - adoption of 3D modeling is the key to bring young aspiring engineers into manufacturing industry, Mark Mills of Micro Concepts, MCAD Online, November 17, 2005

Winning the Globalization Game - most manufactures find it hard to manage global design, sourcing, production and logistics, absence of a global platform and standardization are the main problems, Jeff Moad, Managing Automation, June 21, 2005

Can I be Sued? - can the design engineer be sued for a faulty machine or how far the legal department can dictate the designs, Lanny Berke, Machine Design, June 2005

MCAD Salary Survey for 2004 - results from over 3,600 users reveal average US/Canada salary of $59K, MCAD Central, May 4, 2005

Engineering/Architecture and IT Jobs are 50 Per Cent of Online Job Postings - IT jobs constitutes 20% of  the online job posting market while engineering and architecture 17% and others like accounting and finance around 10%, MicroStation Connections, April 27, 2005 (may require free registration)

Should Design Engineers Fear Outsourcing? Maybe, But Not Quite Yet - developing multiple skills is one way of abating the threat posed by Indian engineers, who have become a cheaper option for many design firms in the US, Joseph Ogando, Designs, April 18, 2005

Results of the 2004 SolidWorks Salary Survey - northeast highest with $62K, salaries showing upwards trends since 2004, 69% reported a salary increase and only 10 per cent a decrease, Alexandra Pratt, CATIA COMMUNITY, April 4, 2005 (may require free registration)

Engineers Tell It Like It Is - annual salary survey shows wages are going up, average US engineer makes $70,600, Machine Design, March 29, 2005

What Can We Learn From the Engineering Education in China? - either you are a winner or a nobody. The Chinese education is all about competition, Wai Li, Design News, March 9, 2005

The Quiet Crisis in Engineering Talent - does the diminishing number of engineers and technically skilled workers in the U.S. represent an opportunity or an imminent crisis?, Rachel Dalton-Taggart, Inventor Connections, February 19, 2005 (requires free registration)

SAE Launches Automotive CAD Certification - the Society of Automotive Engineers has created the auto industry's first CAD Certification program, intended to provide a standard for developing and measuring automotive CAD skills, Machine Design, February 3, 2005

2004

Design Outsourcing Set to Hit Indian Shores - US companies are increasingly realizing the importance of India as a cost-effective destination for outsourcing CAD/CAM/CAE work, Geeta Nair, Indian Express, December 28, 2004

Career Tips From the Nation's Top Engineers - award-winning engineers believe that teamwork and creative problem solving are the keys to career success, Design News, August 23, 2004

Is Offshoring Necessarily Evil? - a look at the history of offshoring tries to put the issue into perspective, Jeffrey Rowe, Advanced Manufacturing, July/August, 2004

Offshore CAD Outsourcing - the economic benefits of offshore CAD outsourcing, Lakshman Balaraman, webpronews.com, July 27, 2004

Before You Quit Your Day Job: Ten Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting Your Own Business - advice for those considering starting up a CAD-related business, Bruce Pilgrim, Inventor Connections, June 7, 2004 (may require free registration)

What Do You Know? - employers hire engineers based on the CAD package they know - or, they don't, Jean Thilmany, Mechanical Engineering, June 2004

Demand for Engineers Building - CAD operators are more likely to lose their jobs to offshoring than are engineers, whose prospects are looking up, at least in the Northern California market, Rich Heintz, California Job Journal, March 28, 2004

2003

WIA - Workforce Investment Act - grant money is available for training designers and engineers to learn high-end CAD tools, and this article offers resources for where and how to apply for the grants, Design-engine.com, November 13, 2003

A Different Kind of Architect - a naval architect describes his profession and how a ship is not unlike a beautiful woman, Candy G. Villanueva, Job Market Online, October 20, 2003 

The Rich World's Disappearing Jobs - the CAD/CAM and manufacturing industries are among the sectors in the U.S. that are out-sourcing many jobs overseas, John Berthelsen and Indrajit Basu, Asia Times, October 8, 2003

Class Of 2003 Finds Jobs Tight But More Interest In Engineers - despite a shaky economy, the job situation is pretty good for new engineering graduates, especially in the field of civil engineering,  Rachel Maisler and Bill Snyder, enr.com, June 9, 2003

Is the Worst Over? - the job market for both new grads and experienced engineers is showing some positive signs, Machine Design, April 30, 2003

CAD on Campus - explores what some educators, industry leaders, and students have to say about CAD's role in education and what they see as the opportunities to refine the tech-education process for mutual benefit, Kenneth Wong, CADENCE, April 2003

2002

Blueprint for a Skilled Future: Florida Technical College Provides High-Tech Opportunity - students are getting hands-on CAD training, Audrey Parente, The Daytona Beach News-Journal, July 31, 2002

Tragedy or Comedy? - salary survey reveals 43% of Design News readers received less than 5% pay raise, Bruce Wiebusch, Design News, July 8, 2002 

CAD Manager Survey 2002 - Part 2 - average salary almost $49,000, Robert Green, CADENCE, March 2002

CAD Jockey or Engineer? - defining the designer's role at the computer is especially difficult during a time of flux, Jean Thilmany, Mechanical Engineering, March 2002

CATIA Salary Survey - average reader makes a salary of $62,189, Andrea Braverman, CATIA Solutions, March/April 2002 (pdf)

How to Drive a Headhunter Crazy - tips on how to interview successfully, as well as interview faux pas to avoid,  Bill Wright, CAD/CAM RECRUITERS, INC

Design Staff the Focus of Intense Pressure - users strive to squeeze every bit of productivity from design software, as witnessed at the SolidWorks user conference, Todd Phillips, Advanced Manufacturing, March 2002

4th Annual Salary Survey Results - the average Pro/E user salary averages $38,000 but can reach a high of $64,000 in the US southwest, Pro/E: the Magazine, Jan/Feb 2002 (pdf)

Salary Survey - average salary for plant engineers rose 6.4% in two years and now stands at $70,905, Richard L. Dunn, Plant Engineering, Jan 1, 2002

SOLID Solutions Salary Survey Results - average SolidWorks user makes $56,283 annually, SOLID Solutions, Dec/Jan 2002 (pdf file)

2001

Manufacturing CEOs Below Middle In Pay, Study Shows - manufacturing was 8th of 13 industries for top executive compensations at $1.76 million, John S. McClenahen, Industry Week, Dec 28, 2001

Responsibilities Versus Job Titles - a look at the range of job titles used by people with the functions of CAD Manager, IT Manager and Technical/Engineering Director, CAD SPAGHETTI, Oct 2001

Engineers Bank Better Salaries - annual reader survey reveals average salary of $64,490, up over 5% from last year, Design News Online, July 2, 2001 (more engineering salary info)

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