I have been in engineering for about 40 years and it has changed out of all recognition in that time. I started off with paper tape on a Wadkin router and moved in to CAM system sales and support. Now with Industry 4.0 and additive manufacture, it is a really exciting time for advanced engineering. Getting young people interested in engineering is a high priority, especially as it is not dirt, grease and nuts and bolts anymore. Highly qualified people are needed in the industry and projects like aerospace, automotive, design, medical all need engineers with imagination to build the products of the future. In the UK, where I am based, there is the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre and they are continually coming up with initiatives to encourage engineers. There is more on this topic here https://machines4sale.com/Forum/showthread.php?tid=24

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