Shortage of Engineers a Concern for Germany

Recently the Association of German Engineers (VDI) reported that there was an all time high of 76,400 vacant engineering jobs. A booming economy is one reason for the widening shortage of engineers. But a declining population and a steadily rising demand for developing sustainable mobility and energy solutions are also contributing to the problem. "Demand for engineers will continue to grow as we move toward an all-electric society," says Michael Schanz, head of engineering education at the Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies (VDE), referring to the growing use of plug-in hybrid cars and electric vehicles. "More companies will simply need more engineers."

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