Engineering and technology skill needs report

This report and executive summary from the CPACE project describes a process to transform undergraduate computing education within engineering fields. This transformational collaborative process is intended to engage business, education and workforce stakeholders to identify the computational knowledge and skills that are essential for an engineering workforce in the 21st Century across multiple industries. The long-term goal of this effort is to increase communication between academic institutions and employers that will lead to better education for employees and greater information sharing and knowledge brokering.

The report is a result of interviews with 28 employers and 181 engingeering employees in Michigan, and identifies key issues that reflect the state of
engineering and the talent pipeline related to the changing nature of
engineering work and talent expectations.

Computing and Undergraduate Engineering: A Collaborative Process to Align Computing Education with Engineering Workforce Needs (CPACE) is a two-year project that was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the summer of 2007. The CPACE project brings together Michigan State University (MSU) in partnership with Lansing Community College (LCC) and the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW).