Competition for engineers with a balanced set of technical and soft skills couldn’t be stiffer. A study by Michigan State University of 282 organizations, ranging in size from 20 or fewer to more than 25,000 employees, ranked soft skills first among essential engineering skills, followed by technical skills. Moreover, an examination of the labor market since 1980 shows demand for employees with a balance of soft and technical skills tops the list, while demand for those with technical skills alone resides near the bottom.
Sure, engineering degrees teach technical skills, but where can engineers learn indispensable soft skills like communication, decision making, problem solving, self-management, teamwork, professionalism, and leadership?
The answer is right here, through the Engineering Leadership Institute. Through the Engineering Leadership Institute, engineers gain the soft skills that industry demands, unleash ultra-high performance, and fuel career success.