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ENGCULT- RA 3 - Joe Staba Reading Analysis 3 Engineering...

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Joe Staba 9/24/2010 Reading Analysis 3 Engineering Education or Training in Britain… Just Like France It seems that the common question between many European countries and their engineering curriculum is that of, what prepares an engineer for his field better, theoretical work or practical hands on training (apprenticeship)? The answer to this question is simply, both. I thought it was pretty clear that in order to be effective after you have earned a degree, you need to have a wide variety of skills and know how to incorporate those skills into your responsibilities as an employee. In my opinion it is a common trend for all of these European countries to be against change even if it is clearly going to help them. It’s almost like living in the 21 st century but still walking five miles to work every day instead of using a car or a bike; it just isn’t practical. In Buchanan’s article he nails my point right on the nose by describing current methods of engineering education and training and what needs to change for Britain. This first statement
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