Engineering Graduates for Industry: The Educator's Perspective

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09 September 2021 11:30 - 12:30
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Engineering higher education is inherently vocational, with degree programmes in engineering constituting professional training for the majority of graduates to progress in to professional engineering careers. Nevertheless, for decades, industry has reported a graduate skills gap, highlighting a range of ways in which they perceive graduates to be ill-prepared for the challenges they face in their early careers.

In this fourth webinar of the “Engineering Graduates for Industry” series, we will be looking at the engineering skills gap from the perspective of Educators. We will consider the roles that students, universities, educators, industry, and recruiters need to play in building the professional capabilities of students, and also consider what expectations each of these stakeholder groups can reasonably have of the others.


Professor Elena Rodriguez-Falcon:
Chief Executive Officer & President at The New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE)

Professor Vinesh Thiruchelvam:
Deputy Vice Chancellor and Chief Innovation Officer for the Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation/APIIT Education Group

Jacob Whittle:
Mechanical Engineering Postgraduate Student at The University of Sheffield

Richard Martin:
Customer Experience Director at Arco Ltd

Murat Islam:
Senior Mechanical Engineer at John Crane UK Ltd

Dr Stuart Scott: 
Lecturer in Sustainable Energy and Researcher at The University of Cambridge. 


Professor Vinesh Thiruchelvam, Jacob Whittle, Richard Martin, Murat Islam, Professor Elena Rodriguez-Falcon.


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