Progressive educators must lead, not follow

  • George Hairston


Technical training is crucial in an engineer?s education, but so too is the study of economics and business. Engineering students need experience in business principles to succeed in today?s business environment. The nation?s top engineering schools do an admirable job teaching the basics of technology. However, for a student to be fully prepared for the workplace they must be exposed to more business related courses during their academic career. Time and time again we see engineers coming to Southern Nuclear without a basic understanding of subjects such as economics, marketing or finance. This lack of knowledge leaves them less prepared for a rapidly changing workplace where varied skills are paramount, resulting in a slower than expected integration period.