By Joseph Kishore, The Washington Post article President Donald Trump’s administration is making good on its promise to overhaul the way it develops industrial engineering programs by cutting out the middleman and providing more access to industry leaders, who could then steer the new industrial engineering curriculum to its most promising students.
In doing so, Trump is giving industrial engineers a much-needed boost, analysts said, and could give them a shot at higher-paying jobs at a time when manufacturing is booming.
The White House is working with industrial leaders to create an industrial engineering degree program, which is aimed at attracting and retaining the most promising industrial engineers, said Katie J. Mettler, the deputy assistant secretary of manufacturing.
The administration is offering an industrial technology degree program that will include industry-specific skills, she said, as well as a graduate certificate program that focuses on industrial engineering.
Industry leaders have been pushing for more industry-wide access to industrial engineers for some time, as the government has cut funding for the traditional program that has been used for a long time to train manufacturing engineers.
Mottler said that the new program will help industrial engineers find more jobs.
“This program is designed to help students who may be interested in engineering careers,” she said.
Under the new curriculum, industrial engineers will be able to apply for jobs in manufacturing, mining, construction, transportation and logistics, which have all been traditionally funded by the government. “
So this is a big opportunity for them.”
Under the new curriculum, industrial engineers will be able to apply for jobs in manufacturing, mining, construction, transportation and logistics, which have all been traditionally funded by the government.
But they’ll also be able apply for advanced manufacturing jobs at other industries, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals and energy, as long as they have at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited industrial engineering school.
Industrial engineers will also have the chance to pursue research projects at their own schools.
They will be eligible for $2,500 in government grants and loans to help them prepare for the industrial engineering training.
And while the government will pay the full cost of their graduate education, they’ll be eligible to receive $100 in government scholarships each year.
Trump has called for a “major overhaul” of industrial engineering, which he said is being used to produce products such as toys, watches, smartphones and televisions, among others.
The president has touted the programs, and has repeatedly said he wants to turn it around.
Industry groups, however, have criticized the programs as a costly waste of taxpayer money, saying that students who graduate with industrial engineering degrees would not be as good as they could be.
And industry experts say that many graduates will never work in the manufacturing sector, leaving them with no path to a job.
The industry group America’s Voice, for example, said in a report last year that the industry’s $1 trillion-a-year manufacturing sector has fewer than 1,000 manufacturing-related jobs.
Manufacturing jobs in the U.S. account for just 1.3 percent of the country’s gross domestic product, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The report also said that just 5 percent of graduates would be employed in manufacturing jobs, which includes the retail and food service sectors.
“The only way to get a good-paying job is to go into manufacturing, and if you go into that business you’re going to be stuck for life in that sector,” said Bill McBride, president of the Association of American Machinists.
“But that’s what the government wants.”
The Trump administration has also proposed a $1.1 billion plan to improve industrial engineering curricula, with $1 billion for new students, the president said in February.
Trump also announced $500 million in funds to expand apprenticeship programs that would offer more training for industrial engineers to better prepare them for jobs such as manufacturing and food processing.
But Mettling said that it’s too soon to tell how much of that money will go toward industrial engineering students.
The Trump White House has been under intense pressure from industry groups, and their advocates, to get more funding for industrial engineering in the budget, Mettlers said.
In May, a group of industry leaders met with Trump to discuss the issue.
“They’re in the business of getting a budget that’s balanced, so they’re going after some of the other priorities that are out there,” Mettinger said.
Industry organizations have also complained that the Trump administration is slow to provide training for new industrial engineers.
And some industry groups are now trying to pressure the administration to include a requirement that all industrial engineers be screened by a panel of industry experts.
Trump is expected to announce his industrial engineering budget this week.
Trump and industry leaders are expected to discuss ways to ensure that students are screened for industrial engineer jobs, including a proposal to require industry-level screening of graduates.
And Trump has also announced he is opening up a $100 million program to support companies that invest in industrial engineers that want to start a business. Mervyn F