While technical knowledge is essential to a successful career in engineering, “soft skills” are playing an increasingly important role in the engineering field, helping employers better identify the STEM professionals best suited for career advancement. Engineering soft skills are just as critical as technical acumen when carrying out the day-to-day duties of engineering roles. Unfortunately, these soft skills — such as communication, creativity, cooperation, organization, and leadership — often aren’t taught in school. This presents a serious skills gap. A Workplace Learning Report published by LinkedIn, which surveyed 1,200 talent developers, 2,200 employees, 400 managers, and 200 executives, showed that training for soft skills was the top priority for talent development.
With the continued growth and evolution of Advanced Manufacturing International, Inc. (AMI), the