The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated we can no longer rely only on how we did things in the past. Old ways and outdated solutions don’t necessarily work in the hybrid engineering workplace and construction industry of the future.
Unexpected shifts will continue to be the norm, as the rate of change accelerates. We need to train up-and-coming engineers to prepare for change and guide them in navigating immense problems, such as climate change. The junior engineers of today will, as leaders, encounter problems we can’t even imagine right now.
How can we mentor junior engineers and equip them with tools to help solve those problems? Higher education doesn’t always teach the skills the industry will need, particularly soft skills that will be highly sought-after in the future.