Education & Industry Panel: Preparing the Workforce of the Future

42 min video  /  1 minute read


Eugene Li

Design Engineer / ETS Manager

Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering | University of Waterloo

Josh Hamilton


Electro-Mechanical and Automation Maintenance | Conestoga College

Saeed Farahani, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor | Department of Mechanical Engineering

Washkewicz College of Engineering, Cleveland State University

Jeff Rankinen

Faculty Electronics Associate Professor

School of Engineering Technologies | Pennsylvania College of Technology

David Grussenmeyer

Industry and Education Engagement Manager

Inductive Automation

Often, the difference between what you need to know to walk across that stage and get your diploma, degree, certificate, or credential is vastly different from what you need to know to be successful in your first entry-level position. Curriculum and program development happen in vastly different ways, from four-year colleges and universities to technical colleges, to community/junior colleges. How we, as an industry, communicate to address what we are seeing in the field is imperative to providing the engineer of tomorrow with the appropriate skill sets to encourage success. That conversation starts with industry and academia coming together to discuss the topics important to the ever-changing landscape of industrial technology. Join David Grussenmeyer, University Engagement Manager at Inductive Automation, for a panel discussion composed of four faculty members from different educational institutions and learn how their efforts to collaborate with Industry are changing the educational landscape for our workforce of tomorrow.

Posted on October 26, 2022