Green Industry Engineers Wanted

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Apr 28, 2011 in , , | No Comments

Undecided about your major and future career?

Consider going green.

In The Economist, Oliver Morton sites the world has a shortage of “green engineers.” Morton states, “The commitments already made by some large economies require an extremely large capacity to get new energy systems in place quickly. That includes making sure that there are the people around to design and build them.”

Why the shortage of people? Very few Western countries are producing engineers. But without strong government funding of research on the table, Morton believes that won’t help to captivate students to enter this field. However, the future job opportunities might entice them. With the solar and wind industries beginning to benefit from government programs, those industries will be competing for engineers and designers.