WGME quotes Humphrey, cites UMaine data in report on engineering recruitment

WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) quoted Dana Humphrey, professor of civil and environmental engineering and dean of the University of Maine College of Engineering, and cited UMaine data, in a report on engineering recruitment in Maine. According the the UMaine data, 27 percent of engineers in Maine are 55 or older and will leave nearly 2,000 jobs open over the next decade. And not all engineering graduates will help address the issue. “Twenty-five percent of engineering graduates take nonengineering jobs,” Humphrey said. “And 40 percent of Maine graduates take their first engineering job out of state.” Efforts are in progress to recruit and retain engineers from educational programs across the country to fill Maine engineering jobs, WGME reported.