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BET's in Industry: Feedback from Technologists concerning Licensing and Continuing Education

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The engineering technologist has in the past been surveyed concerning his academic background, the number of students in his graduating class, and what his employers think of him. Unfortunately, all of this information has come, "second-hand"-the technologists themselves have not been interviewed as to their feelings on these as well as other questions of interest. Some of the "other questions of interest" concern licensing, continuing education, changes in curriculum, and job satisfaction. Professional licensing has become a "hot" item lately with virtually every state having different regulations concerning the Professional Engineer (PE) licensing of technologists. How do the technologists themselves feel about professional licensing? Continuing education for the engineer is a legitimate concern that is vital to the engineer's professional growth; the same can be said for the technologist and his professional growth. Again, how does the individual technologist feel about it? These two items are the subjects for this paper.

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IEEE Transactions on Education  (Volume:20 ,  Issue: 4 )