oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - The root of the skills shortage problem? : forward with civilution

Volume 24, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Accountability, the theme for this year's Civilution Congress, is a good one, as it allows us to:

  • point fingers
  • do introspection, and
  • deal with the real issues affecting us
as young graduate engineers and upcoming professionals. The most important real issue that I would like to bring to your attention concerns engineering skills. Some time ago a few of my young colleagues and I were talking about the fact that very often we work till late at night with the aim of educating ourselves, because it is not easy to find mentors who have enough time to show us the ropes. The only way for us to gain a better understanding of what we are doing seems to be to put in extra time.

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